Alexander’s reference to the “Town boys” likely refers to those from his home town of Antigonish, NS. “Bert” is likely Sgt. Bert Cameron (#85657) who is listed as a Riding Instructor in the 23rd Battery Nominal Roll (and mentioned in his letter from May 17, 1915).
“May 28, Southampton Eng
Arrived here today by rail and expect to embark for France at an early date. All the boys are well and in the best of cheer. The Town boys are all with us except Bert and ——. How is everything in Antigonish, will write later. Alex”
View his original letters on Flickr