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  • Artifact 1939-09-10 – Letter To La Verne Woods

    Letter to La Verne Woods – September 10, 1939 Transcription of Artifact Content Dear La Verne: I finally have settled myself enough to write to you, even though it is the first letter I have written in a long time. Well I hope you are well. I am fine outside of the little touch of…

    Letter to La Verne Woods – September 10, 1939


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    Dear La Verne:

    I finally have settled myself enough to write to you, even though it is the first letter I have written in a long time.

    Well I hope you are well. I am fine outside of the little touch of that hay fever which I get every year.

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  • Artifact 1939-12-17 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

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    Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – December 17, 1939 Transcription of Artifact Content Dear Sister: Just a few lines to let you know I am fine, I did one guard last night from midnight until 6:00 A.M. this morning but didn’t intend a go on another one until tomorrow night at 6:00 PM.  It really…

    Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – December 17, 1939


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    Dear Sister:

    Just a few lines to let you know I am fine, I did one guard last night from midnight until 6:00 A.M. this morning but didn’t intend a go on another one until tomorrow night at 6:00 PM.  It really is tough guarding.  You are plowing in white clay up to your ankles all around the joint.  This sure is a good place for a barracks it is just like a mansion (inside) alongside of ours in Windsor.

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  • Artifact 1939-12-23 – Christmas Card to La Verne Woods

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    Christmas Card to La Verne Woods – December 22, 1939

    Christmas Card to La Verne Woods – December 22, 1939


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  • Artifact 1940-02-19 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

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    “I was up for Orderly Room this morning and got a sentence of 7 days Confined to barracks…”

    Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – February 19, 1940


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    Windsor, Ontario

    Feb 19/40

    Dear Frank:

    Just a few lines to let you know I am O.K. I was going to come down at 4 O’clock last night, but it snowed so hard that I thought I would put it off until some night during the week.

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

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

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

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    “Our platoon went to Cedar Springs today…”

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

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

    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 1940-06-02 (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.”

    Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – Unknown Date, assumed June 2, 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 1940-06-04 – 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…”

    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.”

    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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