100 Years Ago: Letter from Harry Thomas

The Intelligencer May 31, 1915 (page 3)

“Driver H. Thomas, of 32nd Battery, 1st Brigade, now at the front, writes to his father, Mr. G.I. Thomas, 377 Front St. Belleville: Dear Father and mother and all—We had a very hot time for a while, but we are out, having a rest and getting prepared to go in again. I suppose you have heard about Leo Ross and Gomes being killed. They died game anyway, and they were always on the job; it’s too bad, but they died for a good purpose, didn’t they?

Well, dad, it has rained all day and still at it now. We had a party last evening at our battery; it was got up by our captain. We had a fine time. We had beer, cigars, cigarettes and etc., and had a good time all right. I received a letter last evening from Larry and it was sure full of news. Love to all, HARRY THOMAS.”