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Belgium
Oct.14, 1915

Dear Sister, [Jennie]
Just a few lines to let you know I am still well. Hope this will find you all the same. I got a letter from Cora yesterday and one on Sunday, too. She must be writing about twice a week now. Had one from K. McIntyre the same day and today got one from Gertie. She was sick when she wrote it. I get one from her every week now.

I am not in the trenches just now. But out resting and believe me, we all feel like a rest. We only get about 4 or 5 hours sleep a day while in there. And I never had any of my clothes off, not even my boots, for almost a week. They took us all down for a bath and change of under clothes today which I was very pleased to get. Then I went up town and got a big dinner of pork chops and eggs. That is the first time I had enough to eat since coming over here. We got paid today too. We get 30 Francs a month here which amounts to 6 dollars in Canadian money. However it is nearly all we can spend here. I find it easier money to handle that English. But they have English, French and Belgium money here. They will take any kind you feel like giving them.


Belgium
Oct. 17, 1915

Dear Sister,
Will now try and write you a few lines in my spare time. We are not in the trenches at present. But out resting for a few days. Don't suppose it will be long before we will be going back in again. I am not fussy about going back at all. This is a cold cloudy day. I wish the sun would come out and warm things up. I am sitting in the straw up in a hay loft writing this. My hands are blue with the cold. Would like a nice fire to sit beside.

I got two letters from you this week and two from Gertie as well. The Canadian mail comes in today. So perhaps I will get some more. There is very little to tell you today. If I were in the trenches I would be able to write a more interesting letter. I can hear the big guns roaring away from here. I'm just as close to them as I want to be. Now I believe I must close as I have to go down to the orderly room. So Bye Bye with love and best wishes to all.
From your brother, Martin


To Cora June 21, 1914  -written in Regina To Cora Oct. 5, 1914  -written in Regina To Cora (piece of a letter) -written in Regina Maybe to Jennie Nov.22, 1914 -written in Winnipeg To Cora Dec. 1, 1914 -written in Winnipeg To Cora Jan. 30, 1915 -written in Winnipeg To   ?   Mar. 31, 1915  -written in Winnipeg To Cora and   ?, 2 letters, May 2, 1915 -written in Winnipeg             May 27, 1915 -Written at Chapleau Camp, Québec To Cora July 4, 1915 -written  near Shorncliffe, England To Jennie July 25,1915 -written near Otterpool, England To Cora Aug. 1, 1915 -written near Otterpool, England To Jennie Aug. 5, 1915 -written near Otterpool, England To Jennie and   ?  , Oct.14, and Oct. 17, 1915                -both written in Belgium To Jennie and   ?  , Oct.29, and Nov.19, 1915              -both written in Belgium First letter   ?  , the other to Cora  Dec. 17, Dec. 18, 1915 First letter   ?  , 2nd to Cora  Dec. 30, 1915; Jan. 3, 1915 First letter   ?  , 2nd to Cora  Jan. 22; Feb.13,1916 To Jennie and   ?  , Feb.19, Feb. 27, 1916 To Jennie and   ?  , March 7, March 14, 1916                  First letter was  written in France First letter   ?  , 2nd to Cora  April 2, April 9, 1916 To Jennie May 23, 1916 and another to Cora June 1, 1916 The last letter is to Jennie June 4, 1916 A letter from Bob McGhee to Cora A letter from William to Cora A letter from Bob McGhee to Cora


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