Frederick Fox, item 5

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and there is not the slightest doubt that many futures

have been greatly augmented since the commencement

of the war.

Consider the working classes for the moment these that

are left are undoubtedly having the time of their lives

what with plenty of work and shortage of labour any

men even if a very indifferent workman is sure of

regular employment. The engineers have had an

advance of 4/- a week some time and an application

has been made for another 6/ per week which I do not

think will be secured. I am paying 26 & 28/- for

labourers & cannot get them at that. I suppose you

will have heard that in a great no  number  of instances men

have made exceptional wages owing to overtime with its

extra pay viz. time & quarter to double time with a

bonus on top of that for Regular time keeping. In point

of fact I really believe that until the initiation of

Lord Derbys


Lord Derbys recruiting scheme a very great number

of the working classes either knew or cared 

whether we where at war or not. The apathy shown

in regard to the present & immediate past position

of affairs was a disgrace.

But already one notes a very great change taking

place. Lord Derby Scheme which closes on Dec. 

11th has made a great number think of what

their duty is & I think that every reasonable man

will agree that every man's duty at a time

like this is to serve his country either in the

field.. as a soldier or in the workshop or

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and there is not the slightest doubt that many futures

have been greatly augmented since the commencement

of the war.

Consider the working classes for the moment these that

are left are undoubtedly having the time of their lives

what with plenty of work and shortage of labour any

men even if a very indifferent workman is sure of

regular employment. The engineers have had an

advance of 4/- a week some time and an application

has been made for another 6/ per week which I do not

think will be secured. I am paying 26 & 28/- for

labourers & cannot get them at that. I suppose you

will have heard that in a great no  number  of instances men

have made exceptional wages owing to overtime with its

extra pay viz. time & quarter to double time with a

bonus on top of that for Regular time keeping. In point

of fact I really believe that until the initiation of

Lord Derbys


Lord Derbys recruiting scheme a very great number

of the working classes either knew or cared 

whether we where at war or not. The apathy shown

in regard to the present & immediate past position

of affairs was a disgrace.

But already one notes a very great change taking

place. Lord Derby Scheme which closes on Dec. 

11th has made a great number think of what

their duty is & I think that every reasonable man

will agree that every man's duty at a time

like this is to serve his country either in the

field.. as a soldier or in the workshop or


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  • November 16, 2017 18:20:27 Thomas A. Lingner

    and there is not the slightest doubt that many futures

    have been greatly augmented since the commencement

    of the war.

    Consider the working classes for the moment these that

    are left are undoubtedly having the time of their lives

    what with plenty of work and shortage of labour any

    men even if a very indifferent workman is sure of

    regular employment. The engineers have had an

    advance of 4/- a week some time and an application

    has been made for another 6/ per week which I do not

    think will be secured. I am paying 26 & 28/- for

    labourers & cannot get them at that. I suppose you

    will have heard that in a great no  number  of instances men

    have made exceptional wages owing to overtime with its

    extra pay viz. time & quarter to double time with a

    bonus on top of that for Regular time keeping. In point

    of fact I really believe that until the initiation of

    Lord Derbys


    Lord Derbys recruiting scheme a very great number

    of the working classes either knew or cared 

    whether we where at war or not. The apathy shown

    in regard to the present & immediate past position

    of affairs was a disgrace.

    But already one notes a very great change taking

    place. Lord Derby Scheme which closes on Dec. 

    11th has made a great number think of what

    their duty is & I think that every reasonable man

    will agree that every man's duty at a time

    like this is to serve his country either in the

    field.. as a soldier or in the workshop or

  • November 9, 2017 16:12:44 Thomas A. Lingner

    and there is not the slightest doubt that many futures

    have been greatly augmented since the Commencement

    of the war.

    Consider the working classes for the moment these that

    are left are undoubtedly having the time of their lives

    what with plenty of work and shortage of labour any

    men even if a very indifferent workman is sure of

    regular employment. The engineers have had an

    advance of 4/- a week some  time and an application

    has been made for another 6/ per week which I do not

    think will be secured. I am paying 26 & 28/- for

    labourers & cannot get them at that. I suppose you

    will have read that in a great no  number  of instances men

    have made exceptional wages owing to overtime with its

    extra pay my time & quarter to double time with a

    bonus on top of that for Regular time keeping in point

    of fact. I really believe that until the initiation of

    Lord Derbys


    Lord Derbys recruiting scheme a very great number

    of the working classes either knew or cared 

    whether we where at war or not. The apathy shown

    in regard to the present & immediate past position

    of affairs was a disgrace.

    But already one notes a very great change taking

    place Lord Derby Scheme which closes on Dec 

    11th has made a great number think of what

    their duty is & I think that every reasonable man

    will agree that every man's duty at a time

    like this is to serve his country either in the

    field.. as a soldier or in the workshop or


  • November 9, 2017 05:19:32 Thomas A. Lingner

    and there is not the slightest doubt that many futures

    have been greatly augmented since the Commencement

    of the war.

    Consider the working classes for the moment these that

    are left are undoubtedly having the  time of their lives

    what with plenty of work and shortage of labour any

    men even if a very indifferent workman is sure of

    regular employment. The engineers have had an

    advance of 4/- a week some  time and an application

    has been made for another 6/ per week which I do not

    think will be secured. I am paying 26 & 28/- per

    labourer & cannot get them at that. I suppose you

    will have read that in a great no of instances men

    have made exceptional wages  even  to overtime with us

    each a pay my time & quarter to double time with a

    bonus on top of that for Regular time keeping in front

    of fail. I really believe until the ? of

    2nd ?


  • January 20, 2017 00:12:25 Sue Bryant

    and there is not the slightest doubt that many futures

    have been greatly augmented since the Commencement

    of the war.

    Consider the working classes for the moment these that

    are left are undoubtedly having the  time of their lives

    what with plenty of work and shortage of labour any

    men even if a very indifferent workman is sure of

    regular employment. The engineers have had an

    advance of 4/- a week some  time and an application

    has been made for another 6/ per week which I do not

    think will be secured. I am paying 26 & 28/- per

    labourer & cannot get them at that.  I suppose you

     will have read that in a great no of circumstances men

     have made exceptional wages  even to overtime with us

    each a pay  my time & quarter to double time with a

    bonus on top of that for Regular time keeping in front

    of fail.  I ? believe until the ? of

    2nd ?


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November 27, 1915
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