H K Burnett – Dec. 30, 1917

A brief letter written to his mother from the 72nd Battalion’s position at Vancouver Camp, Chateau de la Hare on Dec. 30, 1917. The Battalion had just returned from 10 days in the front lines. They arrived at 2:30am and the day was devoted to cleaning up. Transcription: “France, Dec. […]

H K Burnett – Dec. 16, 1917

A letter written to his mother from the 72nd Battalion’s position near Auchel in northern France on Dec. 16, 1917. The Battalion had spent the last week in intense preparation for a marching and firing competition held on Dec. 15th. The Battalion spent the Sunday afternoon preparing for the move […]

H K Burnett – Dec. 9, 1917

A letter written to his mother from the 72nd Battalion’s position near Auchel in northern France on Dec. 9, 1917. The Battalion had spent the last week on intensive training and sport. The results from the Saturday afternoon football match were: 72nd Battalion FC 7 4th Cdn Divisional HQ nil […]

H K Burnett – Dec. 1, 1917

A letter written to his mother from the 72nd Battalion’s position near Auchel in northern France on Dec. 1, 1917. Harry rejoined his Battalion on November 23 after having been wounded on June 26. The Battalion had spent the last week training and preparing for a marching and firing competition […]

H K Burnett – Nov. 11, 1917

A letter written to his mother while in France. He didn’t return to his Battalion until November 23 so it is likely he was at the 4th Canadian Infantry Base Depot at this time (in this letter he suggests his mother should ship parcels to the Depot and “if I […]

H K Burnett – Oct. 7, 1917

A letter written to his mother while in France. He didn’t return to his Battalion until November 23 so it is likely he was at the 4th Canadian Infantry Base Depot at this time (in his letter of Nov 11, 1917 he suggests his mother should ship parcels to the […]