Letters from the Front

Witness to Events

Letters to and from the soldiers at the front were the only way of passing information back and forth between loved ones at home. Most of these have been lost to time. Some that survived are shown in this section. It is likely that many of the ones transcribed from newspapers have been edited before their initial publication . If you have letters that you would like to share on this page, please contact marc. Clicking on the "Submitted" field will display the most recent entries at the top of the page.

To view the letter, click on the date field beside the description. To view the details of the soldier who wrote the letter, click on the name.

Click here to keep informed via eMail of any new transcriptions entered.

Transcripts may be searched by keyword from the Transcript Search page.







1/31/1916 Pte. Wilbert Harvey Spaul Toronto Star Pte. Wilbert Harvey Spaul writes about Christmas with the 15th Battalion C.E.F. in Belgium. 7/2/2013 M. I. Pirie
12/29/1915 Col. J. A. Roberts Toronto Star Dr. J. A. Roberts writes from University Base No. 4 General Hospital, Salonika 6/28/2013 Marika I. Pirie
1/21/1916 Pte. Alan James Manderson Toronto Star Christmas Concert for Canadians in France - December 1915 6/23/2013 M. I. Pirie
2/12/1918 Flight Sub-Lieut. Andrew Gordon Beattie Toronto Star Lieut. Beattie Escapes German Prison 6/6/2013 Marika I. Pirie
7/15/1916 Pte. James Halford Dodd Toronto Star Pte. James Halford Hall describes how he was wounded at Sanctuary Wood. 6/3/2013 M. I. Pirie
6/21/1916 Gnr. William Howe Mackie Toronto Star Ottawa Newspaperman fighting with CFA reports on situation in Belgium 6/3/2013 M. I. Pirie
6/24/1917 William McIlwraith Red Deer News William McIlwraith writes from the Front 3/11/2013 M. I. Pirie
6/21/1917 Kenneth Lyle McDougall Red Deer News Kenneth McDougall writes from the Front 3/11/2013 M. I. Pirie
6/25/1917 Mrs. James Hutchison Red Deer News Pte. Louis James Henry Nurcombe 3/7/2013 M. I. Pirie
6/16/1917 Corp. Harold Francis Harcourt Red Deer News Corp. Harold Francis Harcourt writes from France 3/7/2013 M. I. Pirie
First Previous Next Last