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Date: July 1st 1915

Dear Mother

I have just got back from Winnipeg where I have been for a couple of days. I had a very nice time. I saw a lot of Mr. & Mrs. Leggett but I did not have to time to get around much. Both Mr. & Mrs. Leggett are upset about my enlisting and want me out of it. When I think it over possible I should not have done so. They have brought out a few points which [?] and made me very sorry for joining. I did not think about you at the time and I do not know yet if you cared about it but I am sorry I did act so hastily. If you think it over I should not go for many reasons which are hard to express. I thought only of honour & country but other things count and when I see all the able bodied men laying around the city doing nothing I feel that I am not needed. Possible you had better not send your consent and let me out. Two or three lines saying you do not wish me to fight will free me but it is as you wish.

Winnipeg is pretty quiet and present but not near as dead as some western cities.

We are doing fine here as usual. It is getting warmer now which means lots of sand and dust. Well I want to go to see the sports [?] which are starting soon. Today is a holiday and we are having a good programme this afternoon. All sorts of sports from running to horse racing.

Give my love to Father and all the kids. With love from

Your loving son
George Broome

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