A MacNaughton – July 14, 1921

A letter written to his mother on July 14, 1921 while working in Kamloops. Transcription: Kamloops, B.C. July 14, 1921 Dear Mother Received your letter last night and glad to know that all goes well at home. Things are still slow around this part of the Country but next month […]

A MacNaughton – Nov. 23, 1918

A postcard written to his Mother on November 23, 1918 featuring an image of Aberglaslyn Pass in Snowdonia, North Wales.  The card appears to be have written from Epsom in Surrey. Transcription: “Epsom, Nov 23/18 Dear Mother Just a few lines to let you know that every thing is fine […]

A MacNaughton – Autumn 1918

A typewritten letter, possibly unfinished, written to a friend back home named Henry describing how he was wounded on September 4, 1918. It was likely written while convalescing in England. Transcription: Dear Henry:- Just a few lines to say that everything is going along in the same old way. I […]

A MacNaughton – Feb. 16, 1918

A letter written to his mother from the 5th Field Battery’s position near Loos, France on Feb. 16, 1918. The war diary from Feb. 15 states that “at 10:35am a balloon descended near 5th Battery position filled with French newspapers published under German Supervision. This was one of five to come down […]

A MacNaughton – May 7, 1916

A letter written to his mother from the 5th Field Battery’s position near Sanctuary Wood, Belgium on May 7, 1916. The 5th Field Battery were relieved at 1am on May 5 and returned to their wagon lines.  On May 7 one section of the 5th relieved a section of the […]

A MacNaughton – Oct. 8, 1915

A letter written to his mother from the 5th Field Battery’s position near Kemmel, Belgium on Oct. 8, 1915. The 5th Field Battery had been at Neuve Eglise since relieving the 1st South Midland Brigade on June 26 however on October 1st sections of the 2nd Brigade (including the 5th […]

A MacNaughton – Sep. 5, 1915

A letter written to his mother from the 5th Field Battery’s position near Neuve Eglise (Nieuwkerke), Belgium on Sept. 5, 1915. The 5th Field Battery had been at this position since relieving the 1st South Midland Brigade on June 26.  September 5 was a dull and showery day but a […]