Series 1 Oliver McNaughton

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August 2, 1916
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August 2, 1916

[printed card] [left column]

[printed Canadian flag 135th Canadian Battalion Carling Heights Camp LONDON, CANADA

From . . . . . Reg. No . . . . . Company . . . . .

[right column] We will never let the old Flag fall

O Canada, your boys are ready, And will not bring you shame; We drill all day, eager and steady, To uphold your dear good name.

Our first contingent fought and bled To uphold what we prize the best; It's British pluck and the dear old Flag, And we will help finish the rest.

At Sports and Football, Athletics and Drill, We cheer our Battalion for fun; But War and Athletics are different things, And we will fight side by side All in One.

So here's to our boys who have gone before, Willing and ready to take their chance; We are thinking of them every day, And our Battalion is ready for France.

A.M. Reg. No. 57,231

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[POST CARD] [postmark: CAMP BORDEN. ONT AUG 2 1916]

[left column] Camp Borden Aug 1.

Dear Nettie

Just a line We got here about 6.30 P.M. and were put right on duty at 8 till 10 as piquets. We are not sure when we are leaving. We stayed in Stratford till 2 p.m. waiting for a special. Saw Lanphrey. We are losing one day's pay. So Long. Love to all.

Oliver.

[right column] Miss Nettie McNaughton R. R. No. 1, Granton Ont.

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August 4, 1916
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August 4, 1916

[printed card] [left column] [drawing of King George V] [postmark: illegible]

THE 135th Canadian Battalion Carling Heights Camp, LONDON - CANADA.

A.M. Reg. No. 57,231

[sideways hand written left margin] We heard that Pierce Westman had been wounded.

[right Column]

"I'm Thinking of YOU Everyday." A Soldier's Letter

I haven't had time to sit down and write, And thought perhaps you might pine; So I send you this card just to say I'm alright, And getting along "real fine." When the Empire's Call for more men to fight For her Honour - in me caused a thrill; I felt I must or else I should "bust," So I'm around about London ^Camp Borden^ hard at drill The work it is stiff, we're "at it" all day, And sometimes half of the night; But we're hardening to it and getting quite fit, And thank goodness for "Boots" we're alright. My duty calls me as you very well know, To the Front where the fightin' is done; And when our bunch get a grip on the foe There's no letting go till they've won. So cheer up, my dear friend, tho' parted we are, And though I'm not far away, My loved ones are ever FIRST in my thoughts, I'm thinking of YOU everyday.

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POST CARD [postmark: CAMP BORDEN, ONTARIO AUG 5 1916]

[left column] Camp Borden Aug 4, 1916

Dear Mother, -

Just a line. We had a very severe inspection yesterday and the day before. We came thro alright, with C Coy, as the best Company in the battallion. The 125th left yesterday. The 134th leave to-morrow, Don't know when we leave. Am sending you a battallion picture taken a couple of days after Colors were trooped.

[left margin] Didn't want to get it but had put my name down so had to. Oliver.

[right column] Mrs. Scott McNaughton R. R. No. 1, Granton Ont.

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August 10, 1916
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August 10, 1916

802301# Pte O. J. McNaughton "C" Coy" 135th Batt. C. O. E. F. Army Post Office London England

[postmark: CAM[...] AUG 10 AM 1916 ONTARIO

Miss Netta McNaughton R. R. No. 1, Granton Ont.

Address in here

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