File 20 - Letter from Sheldon Uffelman to Gladys Uffelman

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Letter from Sheldon Uffelman to Gladys Uffelman

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CA ON00411 MG-0021-1-20

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  • May 29, 1917 (Creation)

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[Page 1]
YMCA On Active Service With The British Expeditionary Force [Letterhead]
Pte. S. Uffelmann
No. 751361
1st Can. Battn BEF
May 29/17
Dear Sister,
I cannot say much so do not be disappointed. Willie + I are still together but are apt to be separated. However we shall try + stay together as long as possible. They weather is fine + crops are looking good. Expected to leave our present encampment in few days. Billy Mathers +

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Wilfred are still in Eng. We had a fine trip across channel. Beautiful scenery around here. Wish you could be here with us for short time. Received a few souvenirs from German prisoners captured by 3rd Can. Battn at vimy ridge. How did you make out with your exams. Hope you get good position. How is everything at home. Did father receive my foundation pen + two rings. Wish I could talk French. Two more months + my Birthday. Wish I could be where I was last year on that date.

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Will soon have to retire. We go to bed about 9 p.m.. + get up at 5.30 + 6 a.m. Kindly remember us to all. Will write again.
Your loving Bro

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