Trotter, Ellen Maud, Letter, 12 May 1917

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to Reginald Trotter re Bernard Trotter's death

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Case Study: 
McMaster University’s Own Soldier Poet: Bernard Trotter
Creator: 
Trotter, Ellen Maud
Source: 
letter
Date: 
12 May 1917
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Contributer: 
McMaster University Libraries
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Copyright, public domain: McMaster University owns the rights to the archival copy of the digital image in TIFF format.

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eng
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Monday. He would have chosen that I think, rather than being sick and invalided home, or taken prisoner, or worse than anything, horribly mutilated as so many poor fellows have been.
The poor girls were alone for two hours after the cablegram came before I got home. They were very brave and let me eat my supper before they told me. I phoned Dr. Lusk and he thinks it should be kept from your father if possible. I don't think he ought to know until he is home. The nights here alone would kill him.
It is hard for you to be away alone but you couldn't really do anything here and of course since your father doesn't know you couldn't come anyway. Marjorie is going to take notices for the Globe and Mail and Empire this afternoon.