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 C.5.  4th April 1918

[LMF Notes]  This was the day L.M.F. was wounded.  He mentioned that he knew exactly where L.M.F. was.  This is quite true because the Machine Guns were immediately behind 20th Battalion, supporting them in the front line, which was not an established trench but was open country.  C.G.F. knew exactly where 9th platoon 20th Battalion was immediately in front of him.
The 2nd Canadian Division was detached from the Canadian Corps and marched down with flank guards out because the position of the enemy was unkown.  L.M.F. was in charge of one of the flank guards.  The march was around the south side of Arras and thence towards the Somme.  The 20th Battalion bivouacked in a village, Berle aux Bois for two days and then returned and went into line at Neuville Vitasse in front of Arras.
C.G.F. expresses the confidence which was everywhere in the Canadian Corps that the enemy would never get through.
Easter Sunday
Dear Mater et Pater -

Well here I am still alive and kicking with the “morale” good.  I have a little time to write before I send out for rations so hence a letter to you.

I think I told you that I had seen Leslie the other day.  Well I have seen him again since I last wrote and he was still in good health & spirits.

I know exactly where he is at the present moment but can’t get to him of course.  We will see each other in a few days I guess.

Well I suppose that the people at home are greatly excited about the German push.  Well as old Asquith used to say – Wait and See.  He hasn’t licked us yet by any means.

I’ll be glad when I hear from you again to find out about Mother.  This is Easter Sunday and unless something has happened to her in the meantime she ought to be well on the way to recovery – I earnestly hope so any way.  I wrote to Aunt the other day I hope that she feels better now that her teeth are out.  I told her that she sure was a brick and so she is.

Well dear people as I have often said before you can’t get much news from a hole in the ground so I’d better finish this letter now.

I will try and keep writing at very short intervals –

Goodbye once more -

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