Letters From The Bowes Brothers – July 30, 1916 Camp Hughes, Manitoba

My Dear Mother,

You haven’t sent my money belt up yet. I wish you would as I have no place to carry money safely and don’t want to leave it in my tent as it isn’t at all safe.

Myrtle Hakings is up today. Fred is showing her the camp. My cold is dandy again, so you needed worry about it.

There were a lot of people in camp yesterday. Ida Scott was down from Rapid City and Fred was in his glory. Fred’s cold is O.K. again. It was more of a chill than a cold, I believe.

Archie Flockhart is still in the hospital with measles but is not very sick. None of the rest of them have them although the rest of Flockhart’s tent have been isolated.

I am going back to #16 platoon tomorrow. Lieutenant wants me and, as I am not at all particular, it was easily arranged as #15 was over strength.

Was to church parade today and it was a peachy day. This afternoon I am going to do some washing as some of my clothes need a little polishing up.

I expect to be home for harvesting in about two weeks’ time. The platoon will not be down at the fair as it is too close to harvesting. Col. Lightfoot was willing but headquarters said no. They want to drill as much musketry into us as possible before we go out.

Will write again soon

Your loving son,

James

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