Artifact 1940-07-16 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“There were red cross ladies at that station handing out cigarettes & chocolate bars.”

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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 1940-07-16-b – Postcard to Mrs. Elton Newman

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Postcard to Mrs. Elton Newman – July 16, 1940


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July 16

Dear Frances:-

Am fine. Hoping you are all the same almost ready to get off train. We have had a grand trip. Hope it’s all this nice well see you later

As Ever

             Harry M.

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Artifact 1940-07-20 – Letter to Miss La Verne Woods

“Well there isn’t much I can say xxx these letters as to were I am. As the people are not supposed to know until we reach our destination.”

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Letter to Miss La Verne Woods – July 20, 1940


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Sat. Morn.

Dear La Verne:-

I guess you know I have left Camp Borden. last week-end. I got a letter from Frances yesterday & she said she was talking to you on the phone that morning. (last sun.). I guess she was sort of upset when I phoned her from Camp & told her I was leaving.

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Artifact 1940-07-21 – Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman

“But I’ll sure have a whale of a time when I get back.”

Last updated on January 22nd, 2022 at 03:43 am

Letter to Mrs. Elton Newman – July 21, 194


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July 21/40

Dear Frances:-

Received your letter to-day. And was sure glad to know that you got the letter I wrote on the train

You asked me when we left camp. It was on Sun. note. A week ago to-nite. It sure don’t seem that long thou. Our trip was really swell on the train & the scenery was beautiful. We were on the train 2 days & nites & have been here the rest of the time. I hope we soon leave thou.

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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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