Cecil Gray Frost (1897-1947) WW1 Correspondence  
6th Brigade Canadian Machine Gun Company
Cecil Gray Frost (1897-1947)
WW1 Correspondence 1917-1919

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Postmarked Field Post Office  16th October 1918

[LMF Notes]  This is the account of his wound suffered at the Iuwy engagement 13th of October, 1918.
The tendency of all soldiers was to minimize wounds.  Any wound on the head is serious enough and this wound very probably contributed to C.G.F.ís death June 8th, 1947.
As indicated elsewhere C.G.F. was very impatient to get out of the hospital and finally he picked up and left and went up the line and rejoined his unit.  There was a lot of fuss about him being absent from hospital but it was all straightened out.  C.G.F. then served through to the Armistice and was on the march to the Rhine as letters indicate.
France  16/10/18
Dear Mater et Pater -

I suppose you know that I got a bit of a wound a few days ago.  Well it is an extremely slight one and will not keep me long.  I am horribly fed up right now and want to get back as soon as possible.  Just think.  I gave up my leave to go into the last show and this is what I get for all my enthusiasm.  However when I go back I hope to get leave very shortly now.

It is a terrible thought to miss oneís leave.  I havenít had a single day since the 15th of last February and I wouldnít care so much if it werenít for Leslieís sake.  I know he would like to see me.

Well I saw the fall of Cambrai.  It is really a wonderful story.  I could tell about it but I shall also have to wait.  But believe me this is a good story I could tell.

About my wound there isnít much to tell.  I was hit with a Machine Gun bullet on the head.  It bounced off and just clipped Radcliffe my bateman on the chin.  The shock and concussion of the thing was the worst.  I surely thought that it was simply another case of the good dying young.  However, as I have frequently said, Heinie hasnít got my number so why worry.  I am at a good hospital and everything is very nice indeed.

Just keep addressing my mail as per usual as before it could make any difference I will be back again.  I think I told you that I was a captain didnít I.  Well, I am anyway.

Well it looks a lot more like peace doesnít it.  I donít want to hold myself up as a prophet but perhaps you will remember last spring I said that we werenít exactly beaten yet.

Well love to all and donít worry Ė perhaps Iíll get my leave now.

Cecil
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