Feature Letter of February 6th, 2016
Mayse, Amos William (Will)
I would have prepared you for my coming back to France if I had had the opportunity, but it was sudden & unexpected for me, as well as a choice between a Labour battalion & Y.M. The people over there seem to have a lazy idea of the Y.M.C.A. here....The officers come from Canada & are given a temporary & honourary rank of Captain, but the working staff are taken from the ranks here & are briefly men who are unfit for the line - & these are the men who do the real work & brave the dangers of the forward line, as I said in my last letter the Y.M. staff have had men both killed & wounded & I have been under shell & bomb fire since I came back. However dear Betty there is nothing like the risk that we have in the line, & everything else is correspondeningly better.