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Date: June 1st 1917
J.F. Davidson


Lance-Corporal J.F. DAVIDSON writes.
Mrs. James Davidson, Cambome, has received the following letter from her son, Lance-Corp. J.F. DAVIDSON:

Somewhere in France, May 2nd, 1917.

Dear Mother:
Just a few lines to say that I am alive and well. The weather is fine now and we are very busy as you know no doubt before this. I got Jessie's letter night before last and a parcel of socks the week before and you may well believe that they are very useful over here, where we are doing so much walking and do not have much chance to do any washing, but I always try to keep my own underwear and wash it when I get the chance, and so keep fairly clear of company. I have been a tramp long enough and hope to be home before Christmas of this year, but you never can tell. I have not run across cousin A.R. Linton's boy yet. I am too busy for anything but my own work, which at times is heavy, but I look for a rest after a bit, and perhaps for a few days in old England. But I would far rather see the war finished up and us on the way home. I have not seen any place over here yet that I would trade for my dear old home in Canada. I would like at times to write about the places we have been and have seen, but the censor might object so I will save that up until I see you again, which I hope to do before many moons. Well I guess that is about all for to-night. so I will close with lots of love to all. As ever your same big boy.