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James Kay
Regimental Sergeant-Major
1880 ~ Feb. 18, 1919

"We are well into Germany now we came another 20 miles today..." James Kay, Germany 28 Dec. 1918


28.12.18

Germany

Dear Annie

Just a line to let you know that I am well hoping this will find you all the same at home. We are well into Germany now we came another 20 miles today so I am only sending short letter I got soaked through with rain it is a beast of a day and I dont think very much of the country or the people in it but would not have missed it for anything I dont think we will go any further now unless we get a trip to Berlin but I have my doubts.

I have had no letters from you yet but expecting one any day now they will have a job finding me now I have been travelling around so much lately. We have got over Xmas all right it was the quietest I ever had just one glass of Scotch

I suppose you will be having very cold weather in the Peg now I am glad I am not there at present but looking forward to being there in the near future quite a lot have gone back to Canada now. I will now close wishing you all a Very Happy New Year

write soon

your Loving Hubbie

Jim

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Note from Jane Sherris: This is one of several letters written by RSM James Kay during WW1 to his wife Annie Kay in Winnipeg.It is not his handwriting but the spelling and punctuation are as written. I hope the letters will give you a feel for the time period.

We would like to thank Jane Sherris for her generousity in allowing the use of her great-grandfather's story, photos, and all sections of the memorial she has to James on her webpage at http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Meadows/9402. Please visit Jane's site for more information

Note from Lorine: James Kay is one of the soldiers found on Veteran's Affairs Canada Virtual War Memorial. He is also found in the First World War Book of Remembrance . His attestation papers are found on the CEF online database. See the Front of page. See the Back of page

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