WW II Letters To My Mother: April 10, 1945
April 1945 saw the Allied Forces in Germany. Victory was in sight, but there was still work to be done. It was still a very dangerous situation for the Allied troops. Those at home were looking forward to seeing their loved ones again after many years apart. The following is not strictly a letter but I thought it so relevant I included it. For the soldiers then, and the soldiers now an unlucky moment changes a life forever.
Canadian Pacific Telegraphs World Wide Communications
Ottawa Ont. Apr. 10 1945
Mrs. Freda E. English
Cedar B C via Nanaimo
Sincerely regret inform you M56351 Sergeant John Edward English has been officially reported wounded in action seventh April 1945 Nature of wound described as bullet wound right elbow STOP No further information will be forthcoming unless the patient's condition considered serious or dangerous by medical authorities STOP When addressing mail add words In Hospital in bold letters over name of addressee for quick delivery STOP To prevent possible aid to our enemy do not divulge date of casualty or name of unit.
Director of Records