Sunday, September 30, 2012
Bill writes to his sister Mae mostly responding to news about the family. He mentions hearing of the death of Lincoln George Hutton, a friend from Victoria College at the University of Toronto. Bill is in A Battery, 180th Battalion of the Royal Field Artillery, British Expeditionary Forces in Belgium.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Bill is in good spirits as he writes to his mother from “somewhere in France” telling her about his last days in England over New Year’s and the trip across the channel. He is now part of the 16th Divisional Artillery awaiting posting to his Brigade and Battery.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Bill writes a long letter home to everybody on Christmas Day telling them about his leave to Scotland with brother Harold. He visits cousins and tries to unravel the Skilling genealogy without much success. Bill expects to be sent to the front soon.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Bill writes to his father from the barracks at Newcastle where he expects to be working over Christmas as orderly officer.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Bill writes a short note to his father and the family from Greenock where he and his brother Harold are staying with the Munro family.