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

"Well Annie I have had the flu for a week now and just getting over it..." James Kay, Belgium 15 Feb. 1919


15/2/19
Huy
Belgium

Dear Annie

just a little note to let you know that I got your letter and parcel yesterday which was very much welcome.

Well Annie I have had the flu for a week now and just getting over it now I am all of a shake I have not ate anything for 6 days except 4 eggs but will make up for it later on.

We leave here on the 18th 3 days time for down the line I dont know where we are going to yet some camp I expect any how things are looking good for Canada for Apr all the men who got married over here left for England this morning to get their wives back with them I will close now as this is just agony writing tell amy and Walter that I was asking kindly for them

Love to all

Your Loving Hubbie

Jim

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Note from Jane Sherris: This is the last 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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