Artifact 1940-11-01 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“Billie wrote a letter to me & put it in with Onn. He’s quite a boy Isn’t he?”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:06 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – November 1, 1940


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Aldershot England
November 1/40

Dear Sis:-

Well I received another letter from you this morn. Also two from Onn. I’m glad they come as often as they do & I hope you get all yours now. I am going to start numbering them on the back of the envelope the same as I have started with Onnellee’s & then you can tell if any are lost or not.

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Artifact 1940-10-11 – Letter to Miss La Verne Woods

“Well the liking of England is wearing off now.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:51 am

Letter to Miss La Verne Woods – October 11, 1940


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Aldershot, Eng.
October 11/40

Dear Sister:-

I was so glad to hear from you this morn. I have been looking for a letter from you for so long. & I begin to think you had forgotten your little brother in England. I have written you about three times.

Well I’ll start answering some of your questions. It’s a good thing you ask me things. Or I wouldn’t know what to write.

Well the liking of England is wearing off now. “There is no place like home.” No mater what kind of a dump your home is. It is better than anyplace else.

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Artifact 1940-10-05 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“We are having quite a bit of bombing Franc. But London has been getting the worst of it.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:50 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – October 5, 1940


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Aldershot, Eng.
October 5/40

Dear Franc:-

I have received two letters from you & two from Onn. also her cigs & I’m sure enjoying them.

One of yours was written Sept 11 which I received first & one Sept. 5 I got it the following day. I’m glad Elt. dropped a line too. Tell him to do it as often as he can.

I’m glad you liked the cards, Franc. I thought you would. They only cost me one shilling (24) – they were worth it. I had been telling Clarence that they were anxious to hear from him & he said he had written two or three letters.

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Artifact 1940-09-24 – Letter to Miss La Verne Woods

“I never saw so much military work done in my life before & I hope I never see it again”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:48 am

Letter to Miss La Verne Woods – September 24, 1940


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Aldershot, Eng.
Sept. 24/40

Dear La Verne:-

Well how are you getting along now? The last letter I got from Franc. She said you were’nt well. Of course you could easily be well again by now as it takes nearly three weeks, for mail to come across the ocean.

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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 1940-07-02 – 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 1940-06-01 (Assumed)- Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“Well I just got finished pealing the pineapple for supper & I put the sugar on it. You didn’t have to send sugar as there is plenty of sugar yet.”

Last updated on January 19th, 2023 at 02:15 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – Unknown Date, 1940


Editor’s Note:

The actual date of this artifact is unknown because there is no envelope with postmarks, but believed to have been written during the first or second week of June, 1940.

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Camp Borden

Sun. aft.

Dear Frances:

Received your parcel O.K. and also a letter Fri. & Sat. Thanks a lot for the dinner. It was really swell. I just got the parcel about nine last night. I also got one from Pearl’s sister. It was a big chocolate box full of date cake & some candy. Well I had Marshall Healey over to our tent for dinner and of course I had Glen piper stay is he and I are in the same tent. The chicken & dressing was swell, but it is so warm in the day time I thought I’d better get it ate up.

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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 1940-05-13 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“Our platoon went to Cedar Springs today…”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:13 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – May 13, 1940


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Windsor Ontario

Tues. Aft.

Dear Frances:

Just a few lines as I promised I’d write. I am over a Dot’s house in is really cool in here, compared to the barracks

Our platoon went to Cedar Springs today but I didn’t get in until 8 o’clock and they were gone. I have to go on guard to-nite, which I’m glad of as I soon will just have fatigue work to do over the on the next duty next weekend. When you get it done you are off in the evening.

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Artifact 1940-05-07 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“My lighter sure works good. I think it is a grand one for ten cents don’t you?”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:12 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – May 7, 1940


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Windsor Ontario

Tues. noon.

Dear Frances:

I think I promised you a letter, so here it is. It sure is hot this last couple of days isn’t it. We are almost cooking with these heavy clothes and equipment on.

We went on the scheme last night. We left barracks at seven, and by the time we marched out there, it was dark. Then we got in some time between eleven and twelve. Then I had a nice hot shower before I went to bed.

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