Letter to his mother from Felton Pickering Behan. written while he was crossing the Atlantic Ocean on the RMS Tunisia with the 3rd Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force.
Written on letterhead that reads:
Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force
“Tunisia at Sea”
Oct 14 1914
We soon expect to see the shores of Old England as I am writing you now so I can post it as soon as we land. We don’t know where that may be yet as they never tell us anymore than we need to know. Us signaller will know as soon as anyone as we get all kinds of information on the bridge that the others know nothing about. All the way across we have been on duty – 4 hours on 8 hrs off, then 4 hrs more on duty and 24 hrs off. It is alright that way and is made possible by the large number of us on board. We enjoy it to [sic] and get a great deal of valuable experience. I go on at 12 o’clock tonight with two others.
I’m glad to hear you have got things all shipshape for the winter and I hope you keep on getting better Mummy and are all O.K. when I arrive home.