Bag of Bombs
Another in the series of letters home from the files at The Elgin Military Museum. Those on the homefront were desperate for news. Many of the letters found their way into the local newspaper - in this case the St. Thomas Journal so the community could share the apprehension, joy or sorrow.
Pte Tweed Tells of Capture
St. Thomas Journal June 26, 1915
Writing from a hospital in France, Bomb Thrower Charles Tweed, who is reported suffering from concussion, tells his mother, Mrs. Annie Tweed, 20 Weldon Avenue, a graphic story of a charge on a German trench in which he figured. He was wounded by the explosion of a German bomb and removed to a dressing station. The letter follows:
The Elgin Military Museum has a vast collection of letters, articles, poems and pictures of veterans and others who served their community over a period of two hundred years.. This blog is our way of sharing them with you.