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Alma Russell Letters

Letters of British Columbia men on active service with Canadian and British Expeditionary Forces, 1914-1918. Learn more.

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Nov. 25/17 Pte. F.J. Allen 478910 R.C.R. Crescent War Hospital Croydon Surry

Darling Mum:- I expect you know by now I am in "Dear old Blighty" again as I managed to get a card to Tabby telling her to drop you a line, so you would know I was alright. Mole tells me Dad is getting on fine, one consolation, he will be alright for the duration now. I am glad he isn't still at the front as I would worry about him a lot more now I have been there, as I know what it is like now. I am feeling fine now, getting over the Trench fever. It was mostly shock that brought it on. A shell exploded within a few feet of the hole I was in and the shock took my breath away for a minute and I fell sick after that. I am a bit shaky yet, so that accounts for the writing Fred Eels is in hospital somewhere,

BC Archives, MS-1901 Box 1 File 1 RUSSELL, Alma M., 1873 – 1964. Victoria; librarian. Selected letters and a photograph from Corporal Frederick John Allen, 1917.

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