Soldiers appreciate The Free Press - The Free Press Turns 115 years Old
Aug. 16 1916 Opinion Letter F.A. Hollinshead
Free Press Files
Editor, Free Press;
Dear Sir, A few lines on behalf of Trooper B. Minton and myself to thank you for your paper that you have kindly sent us every week. It has kept us supplied with news of our home town such as no other paper could have done. There are about 20 boys here from Fernie and they all come to my tent to have a look at the home paper.
We had our first mishap since we came to camp today, one of the boys of the 56th being struck by lightning. We also had a mishap at the rifle range this morning but it did not prove very serious. This is the last letter I will be able to write from this side of the water. Wishing you and your paper every success.
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