Day: March 28, 2013

Letters From The Bowes Brothers

Letters From The Bowes Brothers – Oct. 19, 1916 Camp Hughes, Manitoba

Dear Mother, Well Musie, old Camp Hughes has got to be cleared by Oct. 26th and we are going to Winnipeg Saturday or Monday. Saturday, I believe. We are going to be in the Foley Larsen Building. I would have phoned you today only I can’t say much over the phone as it is too close to the orderly room. I got the parcel on Monday night. Burton and I soon demolished the contents as that lunch Ada brought up on Sunday took the cookhouse fever away. Gee, I won’t be sorry to get out of camp as it sure is no place for a white man these days. I am in a hell of a way here. I am in the pay office here and the paymaster wants me to stay. Gunning won’t transfer me unless I throw up my stripes. If it wasn’t for Fred I wouldn’t mind but I won’t lose my stripes and separate from Fred for the sake...

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