Erroll Pilkington Gillespie Letters
Letters from from Erroll Pilkington Gillespie to his family. Learn more.
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The C's have been in the thick of another big scrap, which of course you will have heard about in the papers by this time.
They did extremely well as usual, though of course suffered pretty heavily in carrying out their attacks, however I think the Hun suffered a deal worse. I just arrived up at the line when the scrap was over. I was given charge of No 2 Section "F" Battery, & we took up gun positions on our Reserve line, we had word that Fritz was going to bring off a big counter attack, but evidently he thought better of it, he certainly would have had a hot reception if he had tried it as our support & reserve lines were a mass of guns & were just waiting for a target to present itself. I had quite an experience the other night, helping to bring one of our Batterys out of the line which had been rather badly knocked about. It was quite quiet about really when I was up there, with the exception of an occasional shell or two. We got them out O.K. Our Battn. are out at rest just now We came back a couple of days ago & are quite a few kilos from the line though of course within easy range of Fritz guns. As a matter of fact we are not out so much for the rest as we are
BC Archives, MS-2685 Box 17 File 3 / OLIVER, William Edgar, 1867 – 1920. Victoria; lawyer. / Erroll P. Gillespie, correspondence outward, 1917 – 1919.