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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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 -UNKNWN-01 – 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 22nd, 2022 at 04:14 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 1940-06-06 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“The advance party left for England to-day. That is the whole division. About 50 went from our Regt.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:15 am

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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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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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 1940-07-10 – 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 22nd, 2022 at 03:37 am

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 1940-07-16 – 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 1940-08-23 – 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 1940-10-05 – 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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