On Saturday last David Lowe [sic]
received official notices that his son, Pte. Walter C. Lowe, had
been missing since April 9th.
It is hoped that there may be
an error in the official records, as a letter from William D. Lowe
received Monday of this week by Mrs. Andrew Lowe, sister-in-law of the two lads, shows that there are grounds for
hope. The letter is as follows:
Dear Mima: -- I am alive and
well except for a bullet hole through my leg. I am in the Ontario
Military Hospital in England and I will be laid up two or three
months. I need a rest anyway.
have not seen Walter since I found him wounded. He told me his leg
was broken. I pulled him into a shell hole. I had to leave him and
go on because one must not stop. The stretcher-bearers come up
behind and pick up the wounded so I guess he was picked up before I
was. I went on about 200 yards and was hit, too. Did you hear about
the Canadians taking 10,000 prisoners? Well, I took 9,000 of them
myself. (I hope you don't believe that.)
are all mixed up here. Russians and English and Canadians, so Walter
might be in this hospital for all I know. Mother will get word of
where he is and let me know. -- Billie.