100 Years Ago: Letter from Percy Jones, Lieut. Smith on Sick Leave

The Intelligencer July 28, 1916 (page 3)

“From Percy T. Jones. The following letter has been handed into The Intelligencer Office for publication. The tone is pitiable, and we feel assured that any favor extended the writer will bring him cheer and be fully appreciated:

Abt Kaisin Augusta, Schull, Coln, June 23rd. Dear Friend.—I hope you got my letter. I have been here since the 3rd of June. I have been very ill. I have two wounds on my face and one on my neck. The people who wait on me do all they can to relieve the pain.

Do send me a box with a home-made cake. I could do with a box every week. I hope this will find you and your mother well. Kind regards to all my friends. I thank God I am alive; a lot of my chums are gone. Yours truly, Percy T. Jones.”

The Intelligencer July 28, 1916 (page 7)

“Lieut. Smith Returns. Lieut. Wilfrid Smith, of Madoc, who has been in England for several months, returned home last week on sick leave. The extremely wet climate of England affected Lieut. Smith to such an extent that he has spent several months in hospital in England, suffering from rheumatism.

Lieut. Smith has been given two months’ leave of absence to recuperate, and in September will return to England.”