Témoignages d'anciens combattants:
T. Russell Watson

Armée

  • T. Russell Watson at a training camp in Ottawa, Ontario, 1917. Mr. Watson sailed to England on the SS Megantic and arrived on December 7, 1917. He fought in France until he was killed on October 11, 1918. Courtesy of Marie Cuthbert.

    T. Russell Watson at a training camp in Ottawa, Ontario, 1917. Mr. Watson sailed to England on the SS Megantic and arrived on December 7, 1917. He fought in France until he was killed on October 11, 1918. Courtesy of Marie Cuthbert.
  • T. Russell Watson was hit in the face with this piece of shrapnel, which he called a splinter. When he had surgery to remove it, he asked the nurse if he could keep it.

    T. Russell Watson was hit in the face with this piece of shrapnel, which he called a splinter. When he had surgery to remove it, he asked the nurse if he could keep it.
  • Letter from T. Russell Watson to his parents from France on August 30, 1918. He writes that it may be a while before he receives more letters and that he read the last one from home by moonlight in the trenches.

    Letter from T. Russell Watson to his parents from France on August 30, 1918. He writes that it may be a while before he receives more letters and that he read the last one from home by moonlight in the trenches.
  • Page two of T. Russell Watson's August 30, 1918 where he described his stay at the hospital for the removal of the shrapnel from his face.

    Page two of T. Russell Watson's August 30, 1918 where he described his stay at the hospital for the removal of the shrapnel from his face.
  • Letter from Russell to his brother from a hospital in France on September 14, 1918. He had not received mail from home in a while and his face was healing well from the shrapnel injury.

    Letter from Russell to his brother from a hospital in France on September 14, 1918. He had not received mail from home in a while and his face was healing well from the shrapnel injury.
  • Page two of Russell's letter to his brother. He comments on enjoying the sports and other amusements available for hospitalized soldiers and wishes his brother good luck with the harvest on the family farm in Alberta.

    Page two of Russell's letter to his brother. He comments on enjoying the sports and other amusements available for hospitalized soldiers and wishes his brother good luck with the harvest on the family farm in Alberta.
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