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 1940-07-20-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 1940-08-04 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“The English kids nearly drive you nuts with they’re talk”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:44 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – August 4, 1940


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Sunday Aug. 4/40

Dear Franc:-

We arrived in England safely & am having a fairly good time only haven’t been here long enough to know what things are like. We just arrived too yesterday aft.

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Artifact 1940-08-20 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“We are back in Aldershot for the last couple days just lying around the barracks & resting up.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:45 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – August 20, 1940


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August 20/40

Dear Franc:-

Just a few lines to tell you I am enjoying my leave. Have been to London & bought these cards. I’m sending them home to keep. for me.

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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 1940-10-24 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“I’m sorry you haven’t heard from me for so long. It isn’t because I haven’t written. It must be as you said. It went down on that ship with those refugee children.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:00 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – October 24, 1940


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Aldershot, England
October 24/40

My Dear Sister:-

Was so glad to get your letter yesterday. But I didn’t get a chance to answer it until to-nite. I also got on from Onn. & I’ll try & get hers answered too.

I’m sorry you haven’t heard from me for so long. It isn’t because I haven’t written. It must be as you said. It went down on that ship with those refugee children. I think that I’m getting all your mail tho’

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Artifact 1940-11-05 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“But a Gerry just flew over & he was real low.”

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

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – November 5, 1940


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Aldershot England
November 5/40

Dear Sis & all:-

Here it is 10 O’clock & I should be going to bed. but Tweedale is going to write a short letter. So I thought I might as well too.

Its raining like heck again to-nite as usual. But the Gerries haven’t been bothering us these last few days. I wrote Peg. to-nite too. I haven’t the attitude for writing after what I went thro’ last week. Gee! I felt tough

I have worked nearly every nite this last couple days. Our cpl. of the police has been on a bender & the rest have of us have to make up his time He came in tight last night. & then he got up this morn. & he uses me like his boy. Well about ten A.M. He says Harry. See that the prisoners get the work done in the kitchen & Orderly room Won’t You? & I said. Yes Jim & away he went & Jim Tweedale & I are expecting him in. is the reason we’re staying up a little later. I get along swell with Jimmie Tweedale & also the rest of the police. They all seem to like me & are doing they their utmost to make me a permanent police

Franc. what was the matter with Louie Clifford. I’m glad you told Peg. to tell me that she had gone. Gee we really miss Pat Burling too Franc.

No one can imagine how well Pat was liked in this Regiment. I would love to hear some of the rumors that would be drifting around Essex about his death.

Jimmie & I sat with our ears wide open for a minute. There is no air raid on. But a Gerry just flew over & he was real low. We were sitting here looking at each other for a minute & Tweedale says. I don’t like that. We expected to hear some eggs come whistling thro’ the air. But he managed to get over us.

Well Sis. I think you’ll do good if you read this much & I have to get some dope on these sores before I go to bed

So I’ll say Good Night & God bless you all

Lovingly Yours          Harry

For the Kiddies.
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P.S.
Tell Elt. to write.

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