Gunner Bert Cox
Envelope Addressed to:
Chas. H. Cox
537 8th Street
Brooklyn, N. Y.
Glasgow , Scotland
June 1st 1919
My dear Carl,
Just a line to let you know, I'm on my last leave in the army.
Went to see Poppy Burnett in London and the Waiths ( Victor's people) in South Devonshire. Also went to Torquay, one of England's best sea side resorts. Got back to London in time to see the Hawker Procession. London's absolutely nuts over him.
Took part in the celebration next day in Edinburgh, for Douglas Haig.. (note: Scotsman, Sir Douglas Haig, was Commander and Chief of British Forces on the Western Front)
Stayed there 3 days. Played golf all day yesterday on one of the famous links of Scotland and arrived in Glasgow, today. My leave is up on June 3rd.
It is pretty official, that we sail for Canada on June 11th. Should be in Detroit on the 20th.
Left France on May 11th and arrived at our good old pre-France camp, Whitley, on the 12th. Seemed like getting back home again. For the first 4 days we did nothing but go through medical boards and sign demobilization papers. Of course, now, there are no parades.
We have had ideal weather since we've been in England. Will wire you when I get on the other side.
Lots of love for Mabel and self, from your affectionate brother,