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Date: August 24th 1917
Cobourg World
C.W. Erskine


No Cause To Worry and Alarm

Writing from Shorncliffe Camp, August 4th, Gunner C. W. ERSKINE, who went overseas with Lieut R.E. Davidson's draft: - says:

Owing to the practise of giving graphic descriptions of things happening here, numerous Canadian mothers are being unnecessarily worried and alarmed. I was in AshfoId on the night that the air raid took place, a friend being with me. We were in doors and heard that an air raid was on. The next moment we heard a few muffled sounds, which proved to be bombs dropping on the outskirts of the town, and heard later that one woman and one girl had been killed and three others wounded. Ten minutes after the raid everything assumed its normal state and beyond a few broken windows, no damage was done. We visited the place where the bombs had dropped and one would hardly know that anything had happened. We were in the Crystal Palace Theatre the same night and no damage was done as the nearest bomb dropped a half a mile from it.
Yours truly.