Monday, October 29, 2012
Just less than 2 weeks before the Armistice that is to come, Bill writes a letter to Mrs. Gillies, Secretary of the Teeswater Patriotic League, to thank her for a parcel, . He mentions having been in Ireland since February except for 2 months spent in England on a course. He regrets missing all the excitement on the Western front.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Bill writes to his older sister Mae Skilling about his hopes of getting by the medical board to another commission although he has been a Signalling Officer here in Ireland for only less than 6 months. He describes his trip to Dublin with another officer named Stewart.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Bill writes to his mother in Teeswater from the Methodist Manse at Ballinasloe, where he is filling in for the minister and preaching several sermons. It is the 4th anniversary of England’s declaration of war on Germany. Bill hopes to become a Methodist minister when the war is over.
Labels: Athlone, Aughrim, Ballinasloe, Bill Skilling, Gertrude Skilling Kavaner, Harold Skilling, Ireland, Mae Skilling, Methodist Church, Mr. McIntyre, Mr. Orr, Norma Skilling, Orville Skilling, Verne Skilling, WW1
Location: Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, Ireland
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Bill writes to his mother from the Royal Field Artillery Depot in Athlone, Ireland where he arrived around the middle of February. He is trying to decide where to apply to the War Office for his next commision: Egypt, India or France.