David Post

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Unit at enlistment: 
126th Battalion
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Address at enlistment: 
Brampton, Ontario
Next of kin address: 
13 Bowes Avenue, Brantford, Ontario
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Religious denominations: 
Church of England
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Letters and documents

BX September 13, 1917

Received Word From Wounded – Mrs. S. Post has Four Sons in Khaki, Fifth Being Rejected – Keep Spirits Up

Two letters were received recently by Mrs. S. Post 13 Bowes Avenue, were recently reported in the casualty list as wounded and gassed. Mrs. Post has four sons in khaki, and a fifth tried, but was rejected. The letter from David Post is as follows:

August 26, 1917
Liverpool, England

Dear Mother,

Just a line or two to let you know how I am doing. I guess you will be surprised to get this letter from here, but I was brought here last night having landed at Dover yesterday noon. Of course you have heard all about the big battle lately and I expect you have had official word from Ottawa that I was wounded. What really happened to me was I got a dose of Fritz’s gas. That was on the 15th. I am going on all right I think, although I am very weak and my eyes are very sore. Have you heard from the other boys?  I don’t think Bert was in it but I am not sure about Dan. My battalion went in 600 strong and came out with less than 150. Of course I have to keep in bed. It certainly is a treat to have a good bed, and good food for a change. I expect, when I am well enough to leave here I shall go down to Epsom to the Convalescent Depot there and then to Shoreham. Anyway I don’t expect to go back to France much before Christmas. I hope all the rest of the boys came out no worse than I did. I should like to tell you all about the affair in detail, butt will leave it for another time, for want of room. I’ll just say I had all the war I want in about four days. Now I hope this will find you all quite well and don’t worry about me, as I don’t think I have any permanent injury, unless it is my left eye, and that never was any good anyway. I will write you more next time. You must excuse this scribble, as I am pretty shaky. Will close now, love to all from your living son.


BX August 24, 1917

For the second time this week the sorrows of the war have come home to Mrs. S. Post, 13 Bowes St. This morning she was officially notified that another son, Private David Post, has been wounded and gassed in France and admitted to a Military hospital there. Pte. Post was at Brampton when he enlisted with a Peel Battalion and upon going to France was drafted to the 87th. Earlier this week Mrs. Post was notified that her other son, Daniel had been wounded.

BX March 25, 1918

Brothers Home

Privates Daniel and David Post returned home last week after being gassed last August. They are sons of Mrs. S. Post, Bowes Avenue, and returned to Canada on the same boat. Both enlisted the same day, and were gassed within a week of each other. There is another brother in the trenches, also one with the Army Medical Corps in Toronto. The first three each received two-year good conduct stripes.