Letter-Life at Shorncliffe Camp, England

Huron County War News – January 11, 1917

A letter from Lieutenant-Colonel John G. Anderson, son of James and Mrs. Anderson of the 5th line of Morris, explained that he was in Shorncliffe Camp, England. He wrote that he was “busy with bayonet drill and musketry. The former put muscle into a fellow and he weighs 100. This is not the way with all the boys, however, as you would think you were in a sanitorium to hear the coughing. Monday, December 18th was the first day musketry training. It is cold work but very beneficial to the soldier boys. If one pays attention to orders it is not hard with a little practice to become a fair marksman.”

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