Pte. George Baber in France one week—bombed, wounded going up to the Front
Pte. George Baber was recently reported wounded while serving in France and just recently his mother received a letter from him which was written from the 11th Canadian General Hospital in England where he is recovering.
Mrs. Baber felt that others would be interested in George’s welfare and experiences in France and in consequence has given the Warder permission to public the letter she received.
No. 11 Cdn. General Hospital,
Dear Jessie, Mother and Dad:
By the eime [time] you receive this you will know that I have been wounded.
I arrived in France a week ago Sunday and from there I was posted to the North Shore Regiment. It is a New Brunswick Regt.
Monday night we started towards the front. Tuesday morning we got orders to advance forward in trucks and about noon we were severely bombed by aircraft. I and several others crawled under a truck for protection. A bomb landed very close killing the three men under the truck and blowing myself and the truck in the air. The truck came down, part of it landing on my right arm and immediately burst into flame, severely burning my right hand.
Sometime later I was rescued by British artillery men. I was flown back to England and I am in a hospital not far from London. The doctors here are very good and expect that my hand will be all right when it heals.
Please don’t worry as I am feeling okay except for my hand. I will write with my left hand as soon as possible.
Pte. Baber is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Baber. His father is a veteran of the World War 1, in which he also suffered wounds.
George Baber was born and raised in Lindsay, attending school here. Before enlisting he worked as a fireman on the C.N.R.