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BC Archives MS-2685

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St. John Ambulance Brigade Hospital April 19th '17

Dear Erroll -

Well you haven't got that dough of mine at Cox's yet old scout, though you weren't far off it several times. I am down at Etaples at present in Hospital but expect to be evacuated today to Blighty. When I went sick in Arras after the fight I did not expect to be away long but they sent me down here and I am now marked a stretcher case for U.K. There is not a great deal wrong with me, a bad knee which they call synovitis in the medical profession.

I am glad to see the French are giving those devils what for; If only the Russians can come along with the goods on the Eastern Front we will see the end before very long. Its a good thing America joining in too, the moral effect will help tremendously even if they don't sent over troops.

I made one or two collections during

BC Archives, MS-2685 Box 17 File 2 OLIVER, William Edgar, 1867-1920. Victoria; lawyer. Erroll P. Gillespie, correspondence outward 1915-1917.

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