Boyeffles, December 16, 1917

Sunday        T’was very cold last night Fritz’s planes were over & did some bombing I went to Church this am[.] am well

At least the roads are in better shape – dry and clean – as a result of the hard frost. (1) After yesterday’s hard work of unloading and loading shells, we can hope that Percy is enjoying a day of rest in relative comfort.

resting on shells Q 1205

A letter arrives from Janie today – the fifth so far this month.

(1) War Diary of the Fifth Canadian Divisional Artillery Column. Vol. 11. 8. December 15, 1917. Library and Archives of Canada.

The photograph (Q1205) of a soldier resting atop a pile of eighteen-pound shells is from the Imperial War Museum.

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