Originally published May 30, 1915
Sergeant Len. Hobday Writes Card in Trench, Thirty-five Yards from Germans.
The following word from the front was sent on a pictorial post card, addressed to Mrs. Hobday, Winnipeg, from her son, Sergeant Len. Hobday. The face of the card shows a group picture of many former members of the 12th Manitoba Dragoons, including Serg’t. Hobday and Herb Youngs, both well-known Virden boys.
“A line from the trenches, 35 yards from the Germans. Shot and shell flying all around. Have been here a week. Return to our billets in France for a few days’ rest 28th of February (to-morrow.) Fifteen mile march before us. It’s pretty cold here and very wet in places. Lots of the trenches are knee deep in mud and slush. Lots of fun if you fell down in the dark. Regards to all.”