Series 1 Oliver McNaughton

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Camp Borden, Aug 10, 1916.

Dear Sister;

Received the letter and card O.K. You see we are here yet. We are becoming a restless bunch and if we do not get out of here soon I don't know what will happen. A lot of the boys (mostly those who only had one leave in July) want another leave, but the rest of us don't want leave and I am one of them. I am taking bombing these days. We had another inpection by Gen. Logie, and "C" Coy. got the first inspection owing to having done so well at the other. We came out best again with "B" Corp. second best.

Am sending four badges

[written sideways left margin:] P.S. My address now is: Pte. O. J. McNaughton #802301 No. 11 Platoon "C" Coy. 135th Bat C.O.E.F. Camp Borden.

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One for mother, & one for each of you girls. They may tarnish as they were only 50c each, so there cannot be much gold about them but I think you can keep them brightened up.

Am sending some plain badges like that on my cap to some of the girls. They can have them gilded at a jewellers if they wish.

Chalmers Gregory is at the hospital yet and is in bad condition. He has to go through an operation to have pus taken from his lungs. He is now in Toronto.

We had a couple of rains here and the climate is much

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better. It has been quite cold some nights. Many of us sleep outside at nights.

I must close at once as I want to register these parcels and it is getting late.

How is the harvest coming on? Tell Allan I will write to him soon and I will write to Norman sometime.

Hope mother isn't worrying for it is the most senseless thing I know of. Hope father keeps well. & heaps of love to you all.

Your brother.

Pte. O. J. McNaughton

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[carton drawing of a little girl reading a signpost: Greetings from Camp Borden]

Well I guess you are not the only one in

that's got an auto

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[sideways] P.S. Got word this morning that Gregory is dead. Camp Borden Aug.18 1916 POSTCARD

FOR CORRESPONDENCE FOR ADDRESS ONLY
Hello Sis: - We are packing, and will leave this afternoon about 3. P.M. Nearly everything is ready. It is raining a little at present. Nearly everyone is present. But Harness has not shown up yet. These battalions leaving yesterday & today. 129, 127 & 135. As we are toting 2 blankets we will likely be camping somewhere before we embark. OlIver

[Address] Miss Netta McNaughton R.R. #1 Granton, Ont.

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