GURR HEARD FROM
Mr. Thomas Gurr received a
short note from his son, Private Wesley Gurr, a few days
Pte. Gurr was reported
wounded a few weeks ago and although well on the road to recovery
was not yet able to write for himself, so the letter was written
by one of the nurses, who adds the following reassurance of the
care he is receiving in the hospital:
My Dear Sir, -- I am adding
a line on my own account to let you know that your son has been
very ill and is still not quite himself.
He wished to write to you,
but was too tired to even dictate a letter, so I wrote the
foregoing and asked him if that was what he wanted to say, and he
The injury to his head
brought him very near death, but he is getting much better and he
sleeps and eats well and is quite happy and content.
He has a very sweet smile
when we talk or the other boys are amusing him, and we are very
fond of him.
You may rest assured he
will be well looked after and he is at present under a very clever
surgeon. Of course we cannot hope to keep him very long as we have
to send on our men to be treated in England as soon as it is wise
for them to travel. I hope and pray his recovery may be complete;
he is a fine chap.
A. M. L. Wilson