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.

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8/23/1914 Private Goldwin McCausland Pirie Dundas Star, Dundas, Ontario Four Letters from Valcartier Camp, 1914 8/27/2005 Marika Pirie
9/7/1914 Major Albert Edward Kimmins, 1st Battalion Western Ontario Regt. The Dundas Star 1st Battalion Training at Valcartier 11/26/2006 M. I. Pirie
10/15/1914 John A. Macleod Paisley Advocate Sailing with the First Contingent PPCLI 6/13/2006 rjc
10/23/1914 Pte. Albert Thomas Burgess, 1st Battalion Western Ontario Regiment The Dundas Star 1st Battalion Training at Salisbury Plain 11/26/2006 M. I. Pirie
11/22/1914 Sergeant Fred T. Barton New Liskeard Speaker A description of his visit to London 1/20/2008 Dion Loach
12/1/1914 Private Charles Haskell Family Archive Letter home from Bustard Camp, Salisbury Plain 4/23/2007 Steve Baker
12/28/1914 Unnamed British Soldier Huntingdon Gleaner, Huntingdon, Quebec, Huntingdon, Quebec A letter home from a Scottish soldier describing the Christmas truce. 8/27/2005 marc
1/2/1915 CSM John Reid Keith Letters from the Front First Canadians at the Front 7/23/2006 marc
1/14/1915 Captain Thomas Willis Cogland Huntingdon Gleaner, Huntingdon, Quebec, Huntingdon, Quebec A letter from Salisbury Plain. 8/27/2005 marc
2/11/1915 Unknown Huntingdon Gleaner, Huntingdon, Quebec, Huntingdon, Quebec The Patricias in France 8/27/2005 marc
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