Hugh S. Calverley - A Man at War...
In camp with the Canadian Contingent
Letter Card – In Camp with the Canadian Contingent

General View of the Camp
Some of the boys
A cook shack
Armored machine gun wagon
Officer’s motor car
Dinner
On Parade
In the Lines
Card – To wish you a happy Christmas

Post Card – August, 1914

We are encamped at Valcariet with ten thousand others. We have a soup kitchen, engine, blankets, rubber sheets and plenty of good water. It is a lovely country, well wooded with large round hills all round us, a river near. We are in the French country in the Paroisse de S. Gabrielle de Valcartier et Lorette. The peasants are square face French Canadians. We are 13 in a round tent and could hold more perhaps. I have a bowl and food in my haversack. We are 14 miles from Quebec. Send mail to Valcartier Camp, Signal Corps Q.O.R. Jack Diamond is in the same line of tents as I am. I will soon be tackling first class soup, potatoes, and beef.

Your loving Hugh.



Post Card – August 29 1914 (written on back)

Just before lights out. There is a sing song going round a big camp fire. They are singing all the old hymns and songs. The Aura Borealis is right across the sky with big white streaks like a ribbon curtain. There goes the firs frost Good night. Reveille at five thirty.



Envelope – October 3, 1914 – to Hugh Calverley, censored
Envelope – November 6, 1914 – to Mrs. Calverley, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
WWI Scrapbook - Hugh Salvin Calverley
WWI Scrapbook - Hugh Salvin Calverley Details
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