File - HF#4: September - December 1917

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HF#4: September - December 1917

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Letter of September 8, 1917: Addressed to Mother from Witley Camp, Surrey. Fred describes his new surroundings and camp, tells of his social outings. He expects to be on leave soon and go to Scotland. Letter of September 12, 1917: Addressed to Ern Boy from London. Fred writes of his activities in London, discovers Frank lost a toe and gives an account of how he lost it in a fire fight with Baron von Richtofen's flying circus. Postcard of September 23, 1917: Addressed to Jennie. Fred has returned from Scotland and spends his time going to the theatre. Letter of September 30, 1917: Addressed to Father from Witley Camp. Fred writes of a visit to Oxford, explains what a commission means. Letter of October 14, 1917: Addressed to Ernest from Witley Camp. Fred tells of an artillery course he is taking, is discouraged about R.F.C. prospects. Letter of October 21, 1917: Addressed to Mother from Witley Camp. Fred writes of his recent studies and commission prospects. Letter of October 28, 1917: Addressed to Mother from Witley Camp. Fred writes his studies are going well and he has been going on walks. Letter of October 29, 1917: Addressed to Dad from Witley Camp. Fred writes of a visit to Hambledon and Canadian political matters. Letter of November 4, 1917: Addressed to Jennie and Fred from Witley Camp. Fred writes of seeing a friend and taking more exams. Letter of November 11, 1917: Addressed to Mother from Witley Camp. Fred rents a room in a private house to study in, is sick of military food. Letter of November 25, 1917: Addressed to Mother from Witley Camp. Fred writes of casualties of Passenchdaele he knows, realizes his fortune being England. Letter of December 9, 1917: Addressed to Sis and Bro from Witley Camp. Fred is still taking courses and gong on social outings. Letter of December 4 or 7 from Lizzie Anderson. Addressed to Sister (Fred's mother) from Mictin Mills (?). Lizzie writes of her son's (Fred's cousin's) amputated leg due to a bullet wound.

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