B W Robertson – Oct. 17, 1916

Two letters written to “Min” and his mother from Bramshott Camp on Oct. 17, 1916. Min is likely his younger sister Mary.


“Oct 17, 1916
#743179 Machine Gun Section
115th Battalion C.E.F.
c/o Army Post Office
London England

Dear Min,

Just got Beah’s and Ru’s letters telling me you were sick. I suppose by the time this reaches you you will be all well. I hope so anyway.

Tell Beah that I never got any socks from Lottie. Furthermore the snapshots taken at Adam’s Shore never arrived.

Things are kind of seesawing at present. We are going to make some kind of a move but it is not certain just where. If I knew I couldn’t tell you anyway. We aren’t going to meet the Lion just yet anyway.

I haven’t heard from Mother for two or three weeks. I guess she is pretty busy just now. I wish I could have some of the preserves she is making. I got a letter from Lester today. I would like to have him in my Section for about a week. I think it would do him good.

I will send some papers in the mail if I get them. I heard from Jean today. They are going to send a box pretty soon. I hope they do it up well as there won’t be anything left.

Love to all.


P.S. Up to date the pictures have not arrived yet. They may come while this is going. I will let you know.

Oct 17, 1916

Dear Mother,

Kind of late to offer many happy returns of the day, isn’t it. How old were you this birthday, 26 or 27?

I wish I could send you something but there is so much darn red tape that it really isn’t worthwhile. I’ll save it up till I come back.

Did you get a check from St. John last month? I just wrote to Min so will put both letters in same envelope.

With Love


View his original letters and family tree info on Flickr

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