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…”

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

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.”

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 1940-08-04 – 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 1940-08-23 – 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 40-08-23-b – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“I just wish you could spend one week here. You would be scared skinny.”

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

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – August 23, 1940


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Aldershot, Eng.
Aug. 23/40

Dear Sis:-

Well I’ve finally got down to writing your letter. I’ll have to write bits at a time between work. I was going to write sooner, but I guess I didn’t take the time, while I was on my leave. I want to answer La Vernes letter too.

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Artifact 1940-09-13 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“We had an air raid first thing this morn. to start the day off. It seemed so funny yesterday We didn’t have on raid all day long.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:47 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – September 13, 1940


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Aldershot, Eng.
Friday Sept. 13/40

Dear Franc:-

Was so glad to know that you received my first letter okay. I have been thinking that you should soon get one from me. I hope Onn. got one too for her birthday. I got a letter from her a couple days ago & she said then that would be the best present she could get. She hadn’t received any from up until that time yet.

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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 1940-10-11 – 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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