Artifact 1940-10-27 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“Gee that’s really news about Chuck & Inez getting married”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:02 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – October 24, 1940


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Aldershot, England
October 27/40

Dear Frank:-

Was very pleased to hear rom you & the kiddies yesterday morning. I also got letters from Onn. & Pearl’s sister Rita.

The girls sure do write a swell letter for their ages. When we get our mail. We (the Police) are all in the office. & so I litte let Jimmie Tweedale read Marjorie’s & Marion’s letters. He thought they were pretty good. & I did too.

Well Franc. I am fine & I guess I have a lot to be thankful for, for feeling as good as I do. Of course I’m still homesick.

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Artifact 1940-07-20-b – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“I have saw quite a number of refugees & also german prisoners.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:42 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – July 20, 1940


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Sat. Morn.

Dear Frances:-

We received some mail last nite. I got your letter that you wrote last Sun. Boy! Was I ever glad to get it. It’s the first mail we’ve received since we left camp.

You can send my mail to “Base P.O.” instead of Camp Borden from now on. Until I tell you different. I got two letters from Peggy. & on from Garnet & his folds. Peggy’s was written Sat. nite before I made the phone call. & the other Sun. nite. I haven’t got any that’s been written since Mon. yet.

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Artifact 1940-07-20 – Letter to Miss La Verne Woods

“Well there isn’t much I can say xxx these letters as to were I am. As the people are not supposed to know until we reach our destination.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:41 am

Letter to Miss La Verne Woods – July 20, 1940


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Sat. Morn.

Dear La Verne:-

I guess you know I have left Camp Borden. last week-end. I got a letter from Frances yesterday & she said she was talking to you on the phone that morning. (last sun.). I guess she was sort of upset when I phoned her from Camp & told her I was leaving.

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Artifact 1940-07-16 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“There were red cross ladies at that station handing out cigarettes & chocolate bars.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:40 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – July 16, 1940


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Tues Morn.

Dear Frances:-

Well we’ve just finished breakfast & they are getting ready for a parade for exercise at our next stop which is just 20 more minutes. I have a nail in my shoe. So I wear my barrack shoes & stay & sweep out the coach & guard the equipment

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Artifact 1940-07-15 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“What land there was had hay cut on it & nothing over half an acre in size.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:39 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – July 15, 1940


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Smiths falls

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Mon. Morn.

Dear Frances:-

You’ll have to excuse my writing cuzz this train really rocks some times. However we’re still going strong toward the east. We have just past Perth Ont. & they say Smiths Falls will soon be coming up & then 100 miles to Montreal.

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

“We are loading box cars to-day.”

Last updated on January 16th, 2023 at 04:30 pm

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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Artifact 1940-07-10 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“…I want you to send my white flannels to the cleaners & be sure they bring them back by next Sat.”

Last updated on January 16th, 2023 at 05:55 pm

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – July 10, 1940


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Camp Borden, Ont.
Wed. nite.

Dear Sister:-

I’m so sorry I didn’t write you sooner But I’ve been pretty busy & haven’t written any one but Onn. And I guess you know I’ve got to find time to write to her Frances. You really don[t know how much she means to me & her family will do anything for me.

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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 1940-06-25 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“It seemed whenever there was anything to pay, you girls dug down for it.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:32 am

Artifact 1940-06-25 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman


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Camp Borden, Ont.
Tues. nite.

Dear Frank:-

I received your letter to-day and was so glad to hear from you. I also got one from Onn. I was glad to hear you got home without any accidents as it was bad enough to get lost. I was sort of anxious to hear from you as it rained all evening Sun. up here & you had so far to drive & Ross so tired. Onn. said she drove thirty miles, if I remember right.

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Artifact 1940-06-21 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“We heard from Jeff & he said he had a car accide…”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:17 am

Artifact 1940-06-21 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman


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Camp Borden, Ont.
Thurs. nite.

Dear Frances:

I received your letter the other day & also the girls. They sure did swell in writing them too. Thanks a lot for the box Frances. It sure was good. We just got it finished in the middle of the week, when Johnny Burn’s wife sent him a box. He & Bob sleep with Glen Piper & I. The four of us in our tent.

I got a letter from Glaydys Gladys & Wilbur to-day & also one from La Verne. I sure was glad to hear from her. She said she was talking to you before she wrote. And that you expected coming up here this weekend. I hope you do. I’m sure counting on it. La Verne said if I came to Cottam, to let her know & they she would come over & see me.

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