Dear beloved Mother,—It is mid-day, and we are at the forward position, in readiness. I send you my whole love. Whatever comes to pass, life has had its beauty.
It was in the fight of this day, April 6, that the writer of these letters disappeared.
Letters of a Soldier 1914-1915 was published in English in 1917. The letters were published anonymously but have since been attributed to Eugáene Emmanuel Lemercier.