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In the Field

Mr J. A. Edmonds

Dear Sir.

On behalf of the comrades of your late soldier son and myself his Company commander, I write to offer you our sincere sympathy. It may please you to know he died as he lifed lived, a white man, game, and doing his duty. An enemy shell ended his grand life on 29-7-17. He did not feel it, and now lies in a hero's grave on Messines ridge. We missed him, he was a grand soldier, and only hope to do as well as he did.

Yours sincerely
H. Cadell

[Captain Henry Charles Cadell, 35th Battalion, killed in action on 20 October 1917.]

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