Archive for August, 2013

  • Find-Share-Discuss: July/August 2013

    August 29, 2013 by Legion Magazine
    R & R in Japan, August 1951 Mike Gray of Omemee, Ont., shares a photo of his father, Lawrence Reimer (centre), enjoying a draft while in good company at the Ginza Beer Hall, Tokyo. Gray points out that his father had just turned 19. “I...
  • Dear Mrs. Bowes, You will wonder why I should write you, a perfect stranger to you. I have hesitated about doing it but you will excuse me when I explain to you why I am doing it. I had a letter from my boy in...
  • Dear Mrs. Bowes, I regret to hear the sad news of Jim’s death on March 25th and it was sad news to me and his company’s officers as he was so well liked by all. [It was sad] to me as a school chum and...
  • Dear Mrs. Bowes, This week we heard that Jim and Fred had, it is officially announced, died of wounds and you may be sure we all join with you and the rest of the family in your bereavement. While it is very hard on you,...
  • Dear Mr. and Mrs. Bowes, I have sat down I do not know how many times to write to you, and then I could not but I feel I must do so. I had only just got home from Waskada [Man.,] and found your letter...
  • Dear Mother and Evelyn, Just a few lines to let you know that I have just received the sad news that poor Fred passed away on March the 12th as the result of the wounds he got with Jim on the 28th. Our chaplain met...
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