The Royal Canadian Regiment C.M.F.
Dear Mrs Langridge
It is with deep regret that I am writing to you about the circumstances of the death of your husband Pte J.E. Langridge. Pte Langridge arrived at the Regiment the afternoon of Dec 31. That evening we suffered a terrific rainstorm. our slit trenches became filled to the top with water and all our belongings became wet. The Company then took shelter in two ruined buildings nearby. These buildings were stone but had been damaged by shellfire. A very heavy wind came up and turned into a gale. At 4 o'clock in the morning of Jan 1st this gale blew over a tall stone tower. This fell on and crumpled the building in which your husband and others were sleeping. By 8 o'clock in the morning we had succeeded in reaching