Letters From The Bowes Brothers – Nov. 20, 1920

Imperial War Graves Commission 33-38 Baker Street, London, England This is the final letter in the Bowes Brothers collection. The newly named Imperial War Graves Commission promises that Clifford Bowes will be commemorated. It lived up to that promise and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium, which honours more than...
  • My dear Mother, Here I am again, Musie, to let you know that we are all well. Cliff has a toothache, something the same as he had the year he was at McGregors’ place. Do you remember? I was up the line for the fist...
  • Don’t faint people, it’s only me at last found time to drop you a few lines to let you know I am well and extremely happy as Jim and Fred are with me at last. I received your letter of Jan. 10 just after my...
  • My darling Baby Boy, I hope you are not suffering too much from the cold although the papers say it is the coldest in France since the war begun. Is it muddy or is the mud frozen? The papers say the U.S. is on the...
  • My dear Mother, Here I am again to tell you that we (Cliff included) are well and I sincerely hope this finds you the same. We all have slight colds but you needn’t worry as they are not unusual here at this time of the...
  • My dear son Jimmie, Sunday and one of the worst blizzards we have had for years. And quite cold as well. It commenced storming last night and all day was so bad, Sunday schools were all called off. Tonight the wind has fallen and consequently...
  • Dear Sister Evelyn, How you was, little girl? Fred and I are well and expect so see Clifford soon. He isn’t very far away from us but I don’t know exactly where he is. You surely done fine at Christmas, didn’t you? I noticed what...
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