Artifact 1940-07-13 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“We are loading box cars to-day.”

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Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – July 13, 1940


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Camp Borden, Ont.
Sat. Noon.

July 13 (annotation added later)

Dear Frances:-

Just a few lines to let you know I’m Okay. We are leaving sometime to-morrow. I’m so sorry I couldn’t see you next week-end. But thats the way it is.

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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 1940-07-20-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 1940-08-13 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

” I am on M.P. duty now steady.”

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

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – August 13, 1940


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Aldershot, Eng.
Tues. Aug. 13/40

Dear Franc:-

Well I’ve finally set down to write you another letter. I have been going to write you for the last two or three days but just hadn’t got settled to it.

I made my assignment this morn. Of twenty dollars. I think it will start from the first of August. & you should get your first cheque the first of September. However Franc. be sure & let me know when it comes & if it the full twenty dollars are there. Also don’t forget to send in that insurance book every couple or three months & they will mark it & send it back. That is the one I told you to send to them.

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