SADDLER Hollenbeack of the Heavy Battery writes (FROM FRANCE)
Miss E.]. Padginton, Colborne, received the following interesting letters from Pte. Walter Sutton and Saddler Robt. Hollenbeack, who are in France:
France, September 28th, 1915
Dear Miss Padginton:
Received your letter of August 31st yesterday, also parcel. Many thanks for the same. It was certainly a great treat. It arrived in good condition.
We have been in France about two weeks from one place to another, travelling mostly at night. I like France much better than England. If we only had tents or some shelter it would be O.K. It is getting quite cold here at night and it has been raining for three or four days. We are making good with our guns that's one good thing. We are not allowed to say in our letters where we are or what we are doing, so if I ever come back I will have lots of interesting things to tell.
We are the only Canadians in this part. I thought I would be able to see Harry Scott but I'm afraid I will be disappointed. I don't know where the rest of the 2nd Contingent went to Col. Odell is not with us now. Major Scully of Montreal is our officer commanding. We are sorry to lose our Colonel but we can't help these things.
I did not have a chance to see Earl Ives while in England haven't seen Fred Douglas since I left. Terrence Manley is still in England. He was sick when we left, also Dick Stone.
Saddler Robt. Hollenbeack, No. 84, 2nd C.E.F.,
2nd Heavy Battery, London Eng.