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 15th, 2023 at 03:25 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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Artifact 1940-11-05 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“But a Gerry just flew over & he was real low.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 04:06 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – November 5, 1940


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Aldershot England
November 5/40

Dear Sis & all:-

Here it is 10 O’clock & I should be going to bed. but Tweedale is going to write a short letter. So I thought I might as well too.

Its raining like heck again to-nite as usual. But the Gerries haven’t been bothering us these last few days. I wrote Peg. to-nite too. I haven’t the attitude for writing after what I went thro’ last week. Gee! I felt tough

I have worked nearly every nite this last couple days. Our cpl. of the police has been on a bender & the rest have of us have to make up his time He came in tight last night. & then he got up this morn. & he uses me like his boy. Well about ten A.M. He says Harry. See that the prisoners get the work done in the kitchen & Orderly room Won’t You? & I said. Yes Jim & away he went & Jim Tweedale & I are expecting him in. is the reason we’re staying up a little later. I get along swell with Jimmie Tweedale & also the rest of the police. They all seem to like me & are doing they their utmost to make me a permanent police

Franc. what was the matter with Louie Clifford. I’m glad you told Peg. to tell me that she had gone. Gee we really miss Pat Burling too Franc.

No one can imagine how well Pat was liked in this Regiment. I would love to hear some of the rumors that would be drifting around Essex about his death.

Jimmie & I sat with our ears wide open for a minute. There is no air raid on. But a Gerry just flew over & he was real low. We were sitting here looking at each other for a minute & Tweedale says. I don’t like that. We expected to hear some eggs come whistling thro’ the air. But he managed to get over us.

Well Sis. I think you’ll do good if you read this much & I have to get some dope on these sores before I go to bed

So I’ll say Good Night & God bless you all

Lovingly Yours          Harry

For the Kiddies.
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P.S.
Tell Elt. to write.

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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 1940-10-24 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“I’m sorry you haven’t heard from me for so long. It isn’t because I haven’t written. It must be as you said. It went down on that ship with those refugee children.”

Last updated on January 7th, 2023 at 12:04 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – October 24, 1940


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Aldershot, England
October 24/40

My Dear Sister:-

Was so glad to get your letter yesterday. But I didn’t get a chance to answer it until to-nite. I also got on from Onn. & I’ll try & get hers answered too.

I’m sorry you haven’t heard from me for so long. It isn’t because I haven’t written. It must be as you said. It went down on that ship with those refugee children. I think that I’m getting all your mail tho’

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Artifact 1940-10-19-b – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“I was down to the bus depot yesterday aft. waiting for Eva to come in from London”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:57 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – October 19, 1940


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Aldershot, Eng.
October 19/40

Dear Franc:-

Well I wrote you a letter a couple days ago& then I received one from you the next morning. And was sure glad to get it.

I have sort of a cold. But otherwise I’m fine. I’m glad you are all well. I am getting your mail okay Franc. Only it takes time you know.

I received the six hundred cigs yesterday from you & La Verne. & I might say “Thanks a Million” I want to write La Verne too. & thank her for them. When you send them next time. I’d rather the winchesters if you can send them. But I should critizize critisize cuzz any kind is better than these limy cigs.

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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 1940-10-11 – 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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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 1940-08-04 – 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 1940-07-20-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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