Letters From Garnet

Letters From Garnet – Witley Camp, April 17, 1919

 “…thousands of men out of work…” Witley Camp, April 17, 1919 Dear Folks, Well: here we are in Blighty and finished with France and Belgium, I hope. It’s mighty good to be in a land where you don’t have to try swallowing your tongue when you want to say something and one can live...
  • “Getting pretty impatient now.” Witley Camp, April 15, 1919 Miss Millie Dobbs, 25 Howland Ave., Toronto, Ont., Canada Dear Sister, Well here we are in “Blighty” and darned glad, too, to get in a civilized country again. Landed at Southampton the 4th and came right...
  •  “…the troops are rioting and raising hell…” Ham-Sur-Sambre, Belgium, March 20, 1919 Mr. W.E. Dobbs, Dear Folks, …What do you think of our kicking our heels around this country yet? If any person had made a statement that we would still be in this country...
  •  “…I am getting quite resigned to waiting…” Belgium, Jan. 29, 1919 Miss Millie Dobbs, 25 Howland Ave., Toronto, Ont., Canada   Dear Sister, I believe I have written you since Christmas and you will know what a perfectly “punk” day we had so I won’t...
  •  “…practically impossible to get soap at any price…” Bonn, Germany, Jan. 4, 1919 Dear, Lottie, Walt and Helen, Compliments of the season. The season will be pretty well advanced before you get this, so you’ll have to date it back. I received the “family letter,”...
  •  “The Hun requisitioned everything…even knobs off doors and windows.” Belgium, Nov. 27, 1918 Dear Sister, It’s quite awhile since I’ve had a chance to write…and although I have a spare half hour tonight with the prospect of getting some mail away tomorrow, I am in...
  •  “…they are almost crazy with joy…” Belgium, Nov. 25, 1918 Dear Walt and Lottie, I actually believe I have about five minutes without any work to do so I’ll write you a few lines at least to let you know I’m still alive, though possibly...
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