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…”

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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 1940-07-02-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 1940-07-20 – 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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XXXXXXX  XXXXXX XXX [REDACTED LOCATION]

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 1940-08-23 – Letter to Miss La Verne Woods

“It isn’t so bad over here if my relatives & friends were here & if tobacco’s & razor blades & other necessities wer’nt so high in price.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:46 am

Letter to Miss La Verne Woods – August 23, 1940


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Aldershot, Eng.
Aug. 23/40

Dear La Verne:-

Was I ever glad to get your letter the other day. I got a bunch of them all at once. And yours was a little more welcome than either Franc’s or Peggy’s I think. Of course I guess I hear from them ofterner is why. But I’m glad to hear from them too as I can sure read a lot of letters over here.

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Artifact 1940-09-20 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“The boys that don’t smoke pipes use the same kind of tobacco & roll the butts into another cigarette. There is very little tobacco wasted over here.”

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

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – September 20, 1940


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Aldershot, Eng.
Sept. 20/40

Dear Franc:-

I just finished writing to Mr. Allen’s & I thought I’d drop you a line or two before I shaved & had dinner.

The whole regt. Has gone out on a scheme. They left at eight A.M. So I stayed in bed until ten. I don’t go on duty until 1.30 So I thought I’d better write some 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 1940-10-19 – Letter to Miss La Verne Woods

“Well I guess you won’t be interested in our hardships. “

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:56 am

Letter to Miss La Verne Woods – October 19, 1940


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Aldershot, Eng.
October 19/40

Dear La Verne:-

Just a few lines to let you know I have received your cigarettes (also Franc’s) I want to say Thanks a Million Sis.

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Artifact 1940-10-31-b – Postcard to Miss L. Woods

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:05 am

Postcard to Miss L. Woods – October 31, 1940


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Oct. 31/40

Dear La Verne:-

You can see by this that I have received the cigs.

Thanks a million dear. I really enjoyed them & now that I’m down to the card I am returning it to you.

Have had a bad cold this week, but am improving now.

I will write a letter in a couple days when I feel better.

I hope you are all well over there. Be sure & write whenever you have time. I will close for now

Lovingly Yours    Harry

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Artifact 1940-11-08 – Letter to Miss La Verne Woods

“…I can’t say much to-nite. But I do wish I were back home.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:08 am

Letter to Miss La Verne Woods – November 8, 1940


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Aldershot England
November 8/40

Dear La Verne:-

Here it is almost bedtime & I just got off police duty. The Corporal of the police are here alone in our cozy little office & he’s making us a cup of good old Chase & Sanborns coffee. I just felt that I couldn’t put your letter off any longer. So decided I’d scratch a few lines before going to bed.

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