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Date: February 22nd 1917
Annie Mowat - (mother)
Grant Mowat

6th Can. Res. Bn.
East Sandling,
Kent, England.
February 22, 1917.

Dear Mother,

Quite a short letter to night for I am very busy. Anyway there is little or no news. The School is going along just as usual. Yesterday we had the second of our seven exams. We have the third to morrow and the fourth on either Saturday or Monday.

Our Battalion has received orders to move to Seaford on Friday February 2. Seaford is on the Coast quite near Brighton. We have no idea of the reason for this move. But the Canadian front is doing some great [bungling?] these days.

Yesterday I received a letter from Mina. She says:

“To-day two Hun airships came over and they had an exciting excursion across. The anti-aircraft do some wonderful shooting. Yesterday one was brought down here. – It is terrible to hear the shelling.”

“I have had one walk only since coming here. A couple of days later two of the sisters went to the same place and it was shelled while they were there.”

I guess that this is about all that I have to tell you this time, unless I mentioned that I’m getting as fat as a porpoise. Well, I close now Mother dear.

Your loving son
Grant D Mowat

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