The Munro Letters 1914 - 1917 : Letters Home from the Front - World War I
Date of Letter:
1915/03/24
Summary:
In which Gordon relays current events in Georgetown to his mother, Jessie Munro. Includes description of a military funeral, meal plan served by the McGibbon House, and improved shooting scores.
Transcription:
Georgetown, Mar. 24, 1915

Dear Mother,

I got back all right and things were in great shape. Nearly everyone was up for orders and three got discharged, and a bunch got defaulters.

Yesterday we had a military funeral for some fellow that had been in the Crimean wars. We had a firing party of twelve. I was one of them. We had to go at the "slow" march from the station to the grave about of a mile, and reverse arms & so on, then we fired three volleys and drilled the rest of the day. I had a letter from Dandy & he says there is nothing doing over there at all.

I am eating at the McGibbon House now. The boarding house hours didnt fit with ours so we all came up here. It is a good change.

We have 2 boiled eggs, porridge, toast, milk, potatoes for Breakfast and Turkey and roast beef & veal for dinner. It is worth $5 per week. To day is pay day again and we have to be there by one o'clock so I guess I'd better hike, or I won't get any. My shooting is improving. I got 3 "bulls" and two runners making 28 out of 30. Well Goodbye for now. love to all.

Gordon.
Object ID:
2017.22.32
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