of Pte. Hillis' death
The following letter was received
by Mrs. Harold Hillis, the wife of Private Hillis, whose death
from wounds was reported a short time ago.
No. 7 Casualty
Clearing Station, B.E.F.
Dear Mrs. Hillis -- I fear I have
very sad news to break to you. Pte. Harold Hillis (57202) 2 of
Can., was admitted to this hospital at 4 p.m. on April 10 quite
unconscious from a very bad wound in his head. Everything was done
that could be done for him, but it was not possible to save his
life. He passed away at 6 p.m. -- two hours after he came here.
In looking for his address I
found this envelop which he had evidently addressed to you,
meaning to write to you. All his small person [sic]
property you will receive in a
few weeks through the war office. Everything has to be sent that
I cannot tell you how sorry I am
for you, and I wish we could have saved his life for you. I pray
God may comfort you in your great sorrow.
I may not tell you the name of
the place where we have our soldier's cemetery, but if you would
at any time like
to know, you can find out by writing to The Graves Registration
Commission, quoting I.22-d. 6.3 sheet 27.
With very much
Sister M. Hopton,
Sister in charge No. 7 C. C. S.