an american soldier

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: Ill LETTERS FROM THE FRENCH FRONT textit{British Officers' Club textit{France, December 2, 1916 Dearest Mother : I am at the base for the second time, and expect to join my new unit in a day or two. I telegraphed my address to you yesterday and you should have it by now, but any way I will write it out so that you can be sure: Lieutenant E. A. Abbey, Fourth Canadian MOunted Rifles, B.E.F., France. I meant to wire you as soon as I was gazetted, but the whole thing was an indefinite proceeding. Last Wednesday a week we were told to go at once to London and get our outfit. I left Thursday morning and arrived in London about noon on Thursday. I went first to the Pay Office and then out to Chelsea Lodge. Aunt G. was there. I had wired her that I was coming, and we at once went to a tailor's in Pall Mall and I was measured for a uniform. Friday morning I went with Aunt G. to the tailor's for a fitting, and then to the Army and Navy Stores (London Wanamaker's), and there we purchased a variety of things. I am going to write you a complete list in a minute. We went back to Chelsea Lodge for lunch, and then to the Stores again to proceed with the work in hand. Saturday morning I went to the Stores for a fitting and then to the Pay Office, where I found they had received authority to give me my outfit allowance of fifty pounds. Saturday afternoon my uniform arrived from the tailor's and I went with Aunt G. to tea at the American Embassy. Sunday morning I went to eight o'clock service at Westminster Abbey, and back to Chelsea Lodge for breakfast. Then I went over to Battersea Park and called on Mrs. Charlie, and found Charlie there on his leave. It was fine to see him again, and he seemed very well and happy. I stayed there until two o'clock, and then went back to Chelse...
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