Letters from the Front

Lt. Ervin Simeon Conrad

Ordered to the front at the Battle of Mount Sorrel with the 31st Battalion

Private Letter published Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Monday, June 05, 1916

Transcribed by: NiagaraHistory

A letter written home by E.S. Conrad of Stettler, Alberta while serving with the 31st Battalion.  Ervin's 'B' Company of was hastily ordered to move to Zillebeke Switch in the Zouave Wood sector at 21:30 on 5th June, 1916.  After receiving the order he penned a few words to his sister Viola in Reninghelst before moving out.


                                                                        June 5th, 1916

My Dear Sister,

            Just a few lines to let you know that we are going to the trenches tonight.

Well, I might as well tell you that everything is happening around here, and there is every chance that I might not come out again.  We got the order all of a sudden to move, and I am scribbling these lines in a hurry.  All I have is a few minutes.  Give my love to Aunt Eliza.  And now sister, I will say goodbye with love.

Perhaps we will meet sometime.


                                                            Yours with Love,



            Remember me.