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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...
  •  “…rumour that I had been killed…” Somewhere in France, Oct. 28, 1918 Dear Sister, There was almost a casualty in the battalion when I discovered a letter from you in my mail the other day. I thought my condition would stand almost any strain but...
  •  “…churches seem to be a special target for his guns…” France, Sept. 6, 1918 Mr. W.E. Dobbs, 511 Craig Street, Winnipeg, Man., Canada   Dear Folks, I have been trying about a week to acknowledge your fine parcel but “Golly Gee” they keep us going...
  •  “…the dead were lying on all sides…’’ Somewhere in France, Aug. 15, 1918 Miss Millie Dobbs, 25 Howland Ave., Toronto, Ont., Canada   Dear Sister, I think if you look up your back correspondence you’ll find you owe me a letter or two or else...
  •  “…today is my wedding anniversary…” France, July 2, 1918   Dear Lottie and Walt, …I just awoke to the fact about an hour ago that this is my wedding anniversary, the second I’ve celebrated away from home. Five years ago today I was kidding myself...
  •  “…I can read her moods by her letters…” Miss Millie Dobbs,                                                                           France, June 19, 1918 25 Howland Ave., Toronto, Ont., Canada   Dear Sis, …You were asking me if I thought it wise to keep (name withheld) in ignorance of what we are...
  •  “…it seems a long time since I saw the old place…” France, June 16, 1918 Dear Folks, Yesterday I received your letter from Washington… I didn’t recognize the handwriting or your envelope at first and after getting a squint at the postmark I began to...
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