A British Officer's letters sent home to Canada by Lieutenant William Milton Skilling during WW1. Born in Teeswater, Ontario, he served in the Royal Artillery as a Forward Observation Officer in France and Belgium. After the beginning of the 3rd Battle of Ypres (Passchendaele), he was invalided on August 14, 1917 to Abbeville then to England. He returned to Germany with the British Army of the Rhine in 1919.
Bill writes to his mother from Eaton Hall in Chester and tells her about the close escape he had at the front when his coat was riddled with holes in an early morning attack. He has made friends with a Mrs. Perryn in town and goes to Liverpool with her and her friend.