The Munro Letters 1914 - 1917 : Letters Home from the Front - World War I
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In which C. W. Snyder replies to a letter from Gordon Munro. Includes information regarding: McGill Overseas Company; college's policy of granting "their year" to enlisted students; possibilty of Gordon joining C. W. Snyder's Company when it is in Montreal.
St. Lambert, Mar 6/15

Dear Gordon:-

Nearly time I answered your latest. I'm getting lazier all the time now.

I've been a soldier for the king for over two weeks now, and on a fair way to becoming a colonel or captain or corporal, of course. I'm in the McGill Overseas Company. There are about 40 of us so far, but it's increasing and we should make a full company, attached to the 38th of Ontario. We go into barracks soon, in Montreal until college closes, then to Ottawa & finally to Germany. At present we are living at home. I have dropped my lectures now. The faculty is giving their years to all students enlisting & I grabbed at the chance. So now I'm giving nearly all my time to drill and gymnasium work, and it's getting stiffer all the time. We soon should be hard enough to stop even a bullet.

I suppose in your reference to our getting together you meant that you would come down to Montreal into our company. You couldn't do better, for our officers are the best in the country. Our captain says it could easily be arranged. Of course it would be no use coming before we go into barracks, but that will be soon. Tell me in a hurry because recruiting might stop sooner than we expect. We'll have a glorious time in Montreal & Ottawa. Bring Scout with you if possible. There would be practically no difference in being here or in Georgetown, as I see it, and probably you would soon be transferred to another place. Get a wiggle on.

Yes, some write-up in the papers. Send a paragraph or two to them about me & blow me up. Well, so-long.

C. W. Snyder
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