Artifact 1940-05-26 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“I am in a canteen run by the Salvation Army and is it ever packed.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:14 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – May 26, 1940


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Camp Borden

Sun. nite

Dear Frances:

Just a few lines to let you know we arrived O.K. at five O’clock of course as soon as we got here we had to set our watches ahead an hour.

We have been sort of busy this aft. But didn’t do much but sleep this morn. I wrote to Onnellee this morning right after breakfast but haven’t had any way of sending it out yet.

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Artifact 1940-06-04 – Letter to La Verne Woods

‘There was a big fire over at the airport about 7 O’clock and I went over. At first we thought it was a plane crashed…”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:15 am

Artifact 1940-06-04 – Letter to La Verne Woods


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Camp Borden, Ont.
Tues. nite.

Dearest La Verne:

Your letter was a very pleasant surprise I sure did feel good when I saw your writing I opened it even before Onnellee’s.

I had an address of yours, but I did thought you had moved since. So I asked Frances what it was in my last letter to her. She’ll probably send it in her next letter. But however I’m glad you got mine & wrote to me. I guess I’ve written about 25 or th 30 letters & I don’t know how many cards since I came a week ago.

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Artifact 1940-06-06 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“The advance party left for England to-day. That is the whole division. About 50 went from our Regt.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:15 am

Artifact 1940-06-06 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman


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Camp Borden, Ont.

Dear Frances:

Was so glad to get your letter to-nite. I was looking for one from you. I didn’t get one from Onn. To-day. I guess she didn’t have time to write yesterday. Although it’s the first she’s missed this weeke.

You sure had a lot of pullets out of that bunch of chicks. I hope you have as good luck with these others as you had with the last bunch. We were out on a scheme the other day & went into a farm house to get our canteens full. They were just bringing some baby chicks as we were there & Bob Diamond & I watched them put them out.

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Artifact 1940-07-02 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“Although I’d like to see Peggy there. But I guess I won’t have to ask your permission. I think that you love her more than I do. And I sure do.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:34 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – July 2, 1940


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Camp Borden, Ont.
Tues. nite.

Dear Frank:-

Well I guess it’s about time I got busy on your letter. I wrote Helen Irvin[s letter just before supper and then I thought I’d better get at yours.

Onnellee said She would like for Marrianne, Ross, her & I to go on a picnic, when I come home. But I told her what your said, about her coming out there. However I’ll be calling her when I arrive on Sat. & if you happen to call her before that you & her can arrange. I know you’ll want me to be with you. & I told her that. Anyway La Verne wanted me to let her know when I came down & she would get over to see me. I want to write her a letter & tell her I’ll be coming this week. End & also that I’ll call her on Sat. morn. from Windsor.

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Artifact 1940-07-02-b – Letter to Miss La Verne Woods

” Be sure & bring Jimmie with you ‘cuzz I’d love to see him too.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:35 am

Letter to Miss La Verne Woods – July 2, 1940


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Camp Borden, Ont.
Tues. nite.

Dear La Verne:-

Just a few lines to let you know that I expect to come home this week-end. You said in your last letter that you’d try to get over to see me.

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Artifact 1940-07-13 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“We are loading box cars to-day.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:38 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – July 13, 1940


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Camp Borden, Ont.
Sat. Noon.

July 13 (annotation added later)

Dear Frances:-

Just a few lines to let you know I’m Okay. We are leaving sometime to-morrow. I’m so sorry I couldn’t see you next week-end. But thats the way it is.

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