Letters From Katherine – March 24, 1918

May 31, 2012 by Jason Duprau

March 24, 1918


Dear Mum and Sis,

Have not written for two or three days but have been so busy that when I got off duty I was too tired to write.

The war news does not look very good does it? We are simply rushed. We get patients from the field since the CCS (casualty clearing station) was bombed. Very quick work in the line in the a.m. and here at night. Poor fellows, they have some awful wounds. We have one very sick man. Amputation of both legs above the knee. He lost so much blood that I am afraid of him. We had to send him to the OR again tonight and when he came back he would not rest unless he had my hand and there I sat and thought every minute my back would break. He is a dear but I am so afraid he will go out.

I have not heard any more about going back…it surely should come soon but if they are busy like this they will not want to let me go.


Editor’s note: This was an unfinished and unsigned letter.


Selection from the letter collection of N/S Katherine Maude MacDonald
CWM 19950037-014
George Metcalf Archival Collection
© Canadian War Museum
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