Letters home from Private Edward Ray Jackson who joined the 160th Bruce Battalion of the Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Forces in 1916, 8 months before his 18th birthday. He served as a gunner in France with the 1st Battalion of the 1st Canadian Division under Marshal Ferdinand Foch and was wounded in action at Arras on August 30, 1918.
Ray's battallion has marched the seven miles from Witley to Bramshott Camp. Ray writes to his mother, describing what he saw on the march, as well as news of his first pay, his first pass and questions of home.
Ray Jackson 1916
Ray Jackson (left)
Probably taken when on pass in London, Eng.