Friday, March 30, 2012

August 19, 1917 Witley Camp

In another letter to one of his brothers, Ray describes camp life. Since the envelope has been lost, we don't know if he was writing to Bert, Ernie or Jud.

Monday, March 26, 2012

July 28, 1917 Bramshott Camp

Ray writes to one of his brothers while at Bramshott waiting for the rain to clear after visiting some friends. He met Bert McCullough, the brother of the woman who runs the Post Office in Teeswater. Bert is on leave and tells him things are looking favourable in France.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

July 22, 1917 Witley Camp

Ray seems homesick and cynical as he writes to his mother about his boredom and impatience with still being in England.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

July 3, 1917 Witley Camp, Surrey

Ray writes to his mother about his work fixing machine guns, church services he attended and visiting friends from home at Bramshott camp. He may go on a 6 day leave to Scotland.

June 13, 1917 Witley Camp

Ray types a letter to his mother and tells her about his job repairing machine guns for the Longmoor Ranges and the changes in his platoon.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

June 7, 1917 Witley Camp

Ray writes to his 14 year old brother Jud about his delinquent behavior, his trip to London, seeing the King, and a ball game against the 143th Battalion.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

April 22, 1917 Witley Camp

Ray writes to his mother about the upcoming visit of H.M.King George V to inspect the troops. Another friend who had been wounded in France visited.