37 Forestry Company
Can Expeditionary Force
Sgt. CR Baily
At last I have arrived at my destination, as you can see by the address I am attached to a Forestry Company and I must say Mother that I like it much better than Hospital Dispensing. It is something quite new as far as the sanitary work is concerned, but something that I believe will prove very interesting.
The unit I am with are a lot of very fine fellows. The Officers and men are fine so there is no doubt but what I shall like it much better than simply dispensing from morning till night. You see Mother it is more along the lines of real camp life “Free and Easy” so needless to say it suits me better.
The words Forestry Company construe a true meaning of the work and duties of the unit. It is something that I have never came in contact with before, and the change and novelty I like. I would like to give you the details of the corps at work but as you know this is impossible and strictly against regulations. I have had no word from any of you since arriving back in France, but of course, me moving around so much; make it very difficult as regards mail. However in future I hope it will be better.
I met several of my old unit during my few days at the General Base and it seemed like old times to have a little chat on some of my past experiences. Some of the first contingent are getting three months leave in Canada, so far they have all been married men so you see Mother, the rest of us, are what you would call “the Unfortunates” Maybe.
Tell VV I received her cigarettes and needless to say how I did appreciate my favourite smoke again. Dad and yourself I take for granted are in good health. As for myself mother I am fine and this open air life suits me fine. I don’t know what I shall do when I have to work inside again. Still I believe I would take the chance, providing the war would end soon. Will Mother remembrance to Dad and the Kid.