Letters From Bill

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Letters From Bill

Letters From Bill – Sept. 14, 1944

Dear Mum, Dad, Sis and Jack the Commando, Really a swell day today with lots of mail and it makes it nice.… That box of Moirs chocolates sure is swell to look at, I haven’t opened them yet. Thanks ever so much folks.  I am coming along fine, but did have one setback a few days ago and they put me back to bed. However, I will be able to get up tomorrow…. Still have my tube, but am hoping. Before I had to go back to bed the Doc, Maj. Whiteside, had me as his secretary, quite a job.  I would get in a wheelchair and follow him from patient to patient, taking bedside notes which he dictated as he dressed the wounds. Some of those words were really something and he was busy spelling.  The worst part was looking at the wounds, some being pretty bad. I really have a lot of fun with him. He is fr...
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Letters From Bill – Sept. 9, 1944

Dear Mum, Dad, Sis and Commando Jack, Well folks I am going to try it again and hope I do a better job than I did with the last one.… I am coming along fine on the road to recovery but it still tires me out to write.  I am able to sit up for about an hour now but it doesn’t take me long to be licked for the day. I guess you folks…have forgotten all about me, haven’t had a letter from either of you for two weeks. Your last letters were about the middle of August. However, they must be chasing me all over France.  Probably some day soon I will get a pile all at once. I still can’t write very much but I hope to get back on the old schedule soon. I had a letter from Major Thompson today…he was my company commander. He was wounded the day before I was through the arm and I did it up for him a...
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Letters From Bill – Sept. 1, 1944

Dear Folks: Well, I am finally going to try and write to you but if you can’t make it out it sure isn’t my fault. I never thought anyone could get so weak but I can hardly make the pen go where I want it to as you can see by this mess already. Well in case you are wondering I am well on the way to getting better, today the Doc said I was doing swell.  For awhile I guess it was pretty close for me but I pulled through.  Believe me I never want to be so sick again.  The bullet went in my back through my right lung and out just at my right breast and it sure made a hole.  Maybe someday I can tell you about my reaction after being hit. I was out for two days and when I came to I was in a British hospital.  After ten days there they moved me to a Canadian  hospital where I stayed for two week...
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Letters From Bill – Aug. 20, 1944

Dear Mrs. Cameron, I am sitting by the bedside of your son Bill, and writing this letter to let you know of his present situation.  We are in a very beautiful, very efficient Canadian hospital in England where the care is wonderful. Bill was wounded in the chest and though in some pain from time to time is responding to treatment. I know you are terribly concerned about your son but you mustn’t worry unduly for he has the best of care and I am told his condition is steadily improving and today he looks much better than any time since I’ve seen him. Bill has the best here. He is fortunate enough to be in a private room and has been kept stocked up with magazines and books to read. His friends drop in to see him at all hours and his life here is happy as can be under the circumstances. I...
Letters From Bill

Letters From Bill – Aug. 13, 1944. Field Service Post Card

Cross out anything below which does not apply. Do not write anything on this side of the card except the date and your signature. If you write anything more than that, the card will be destroyed. I am quite well. I have been admitted into hospital wounded and am going on well, and hope to be out again soon. I have received your letter(s) dated Have arrived in U.K. England I will send you a letter as soon as possible. I have received no letter from you. Bill Willard Cameron http://credit-n.ru/zaymyi-next.html http://credit-n.ru/zaymyi-next.html
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Letters From Bill – Aug. 5, 1944

Canadian National Telegram From: No. 2 CK 33 HLGB Ottawa ON To:  Mrs. Ida Cameron, Report Delivery, Hopewell NS 1593 Minister of National Defence is pleased to inform you that F56192, Private Willard Cameron, is officially reported making satisfactory progress and removed from dangerously ill list third August 1944. Director of Records 953 am http://credit-n.ru/zaymyi-next.html http://credit-n.ru/zaymyi-next.html

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