Witley, February 18, 1917

Sunday   Greasing guns today Church PM

“The training is beginning to get a little tedious,” Gordon Brown told his mother;  “the fellows all seem to want a change again. I remember at Kingston, we looked forward very eagerly to going to Petawawa and after a few months were keen on another move, and so it is. The fellows are all anxious to see end of war, but would hate to see peace declared before they had seen France and a bit of the front. You know there wouldn’t be much satisfaction in finding that you were just too late after having trained so long. But, we will see the front alright. Even if we don’t move till May, there will still likely be a few months of it.”(1)

In short, “Everything is very indefinite.” (1)

(1) Brown, Robert Gordon. Letter to his mother, February 10, 1917. Available from the Canadian Letters and Images Project.

Copyright 2017. See “More about this project.”

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