Letter to Effie from Hugh

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Title

Letter to Effie from Hugh

Description

The envelope is addressed to Mrs D Atkinson, Flipborough [sic], Scunthorpe, Lincs, England. Envelope printed with 'Canadian Legion War Services' and CAAF. Reverse of envelope '4.12167 Gnr Horton, H R'. Inside is a letter to Effie from Hugh. He thanks her for a parcel that she sent him, that post from Canada is very scarce and that they are on the move again.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-02-14

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Format

One handwritten envelope and two page letter

Language

Identifier

EHortonHRAtkinsonD450214-0001,
EHortonHRAtkinsonD450214-0002,
EHortonHRAtkinsonD450214-0003,
EHortonHRAtkinsonD450214-0004

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Temporal Coverage

Transcription

C.A.A.F.
[Canadian Legion War Services crest]
1 CANADIAN
A.B.P.O.
18 FEB 45
Mrs. D Atkinson.
Flixborough
Scunthorpe
Lincs.
Eng.
[censor stamp]
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H12167 Gnr Horton H.R.
[page break]
Feb. 14th 1945.
CANADIAN LEGION WAR SERVICES Inc.
CANADIAN KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS WAR SERVICES
ON ACTIVE SERVICE
CANADIAN Y.M.C.A. OVERSEAS
THE SALVATION ARMY CANADIAN WAR SERVICES
Dear Effie
Awfully sorry I haven’t written and thanked you for the parcel I received. Everything was enclosed that you mentioned, I think you will find the reason most parcels are opened is because they pass through British Army postal Corp while the ones you send me come through Canadian and they certainly aren’t so fussy, you will notice we have been on the
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II
move in our sector again. The weather is very mean to us though certainly not giving us many breaks. Mail from Canada is very scarse [sic] but I received 900 cigs in the last three days which is very nice. Tell your Ma I had a letter from her and will answer as soon as I can find some spare time. I should be seeing you all sometime in April if all goes well. Untill [sic] then. Cheerio and I’ll write when I can get time.
Love to all Hugh.
XXXXXX
The coffee was grand.

Collection

Citation

Hugh Horton, “Letter to Effie from Hugh,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 23, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22151.

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