From One of the Lads
The Following Letter from Lance-Corporal A.l. Satchell, was written to his mother Mrs. Emma Satchell, 52 Maple Street. He left with the 91st Battalion and is now with the 12th Reserve Battalion. His sisters are Mrs. A.W. Osborne, Fifth Avenue, Mrs. Wall, 60 Chestnut Street and Mrs. H. Osborne, 52 Maple Street.
St. Thomas Journal Sept 15, 1916
Life Before the Front
West Sandling Camp
August 18, 1916
Well I am getting along O.K. Nearly all the 91st men are on draft and expect to go from here any time. We have just finished our shooting and musketry course today. Just two men out of “A” company, an Aylmer man and myself, were classified for marksmanship. We can wear the cross guns and get a $4.50 pipe. We are having nice weather here now. It rained yesterday for the first time in three weeks. I guess you had some hot weather in Ontario, it is hot enough here, although not 100 in the shade.
Cost of Food and Laundry
Those 'Little Animals'
Each have a canteen and writing room. The club has two pool tables and all kinds of games. Everything is handy.
Aeroplanes & a Dirigible
I remain as ever your loving son. Lance-Corp. A.L. Satchell