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                                                                                  65

                                                                       Thorn Mead

                                                                                Nov 22 1918

My Dear Son

              I find on looking through my letter Book that my last letter

was dated Nov 25th instead of Oct 25th which seems quite a

long time ago. I had fully intended writing you last Sunday only

just as I was about to start Mrs Bradley called + her news was

sufficient to  upset me to such an extent as to make letter writing

impossible. Your letter to Alice came to hand this morning +

contained about as much new as usual + that is none at all.

I am not certain whether you are incapable of writing a letter or too

lazy but in any case the letter are almost a disgrace to you.

I hope now that the Armistice is signed the censorship may

be sufficiently relaxed to enable you to write about your surroundings

which may help you.

I made a direct application to the Ministry of National Service

last week asking for your return but received a reply stating

it was impossible to release Serving solders at the present

time. I also made a similar through the labor exchange but

fully expect this to be turned down. I have registered you

at the Labour Exchange on form E D  not  as having a situation

to come back to + you should in due course receive from your

 ...C.O.a form for yourself to fill up stating whether you have a

situation open for you or not. Fill this up accordingly +let me know

when you receive it + anything further bearing on this matter

there is another advance of 5/- per week to be paid on the

7th of dec to workers in the Engraving trade which thy don't

deserve + which I think will be the last advance as I am

quite certain that the home trade will not be able to

absorb all the men who will shortly disconnect from the

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                                                                                  65

                                                                       Thorn Mead

                                                                                Nov 22 1918

My Dear Son

              I find on looking through my letter Book that my last letter

was dated Nov 25th instead of Oct 25th which seems quite a

long time ago. I had fully intended writing you last Sunday only

just as I was about to start Mrs Bradley called + her news was

sufficient to  upset me to such an extent as to make letter writing

impossible. Your letter to Alice came to hand this morning +

contained about as much new as usual + that is none at all.

I am not certain whether you are incapable of writing a letter or too

lazy but in any case the letter are almost a disgrace to you.

I hope now that the Armistice is signed the censorship may

be sufficiently relaxed to enable you to write about your surroundings

which may help you.

I made a direct application to the Ministry of National Service

last week asking for your return but received a reply stating

it was impossible to release Serving solders at the present

time. I also made a similar through the labor exchange but

fully expect this to be turned down. I have registered you

at the Labour Exchange on form E D  not  as having a situation

to come back to + you should in due course receive from your

 ...C.O.a form for yourself to fill up stating whether you have a

situation open for you or not. Fill this up accordingly +let me know

when you receive it + anything further bearing on this matter

there is another advance of 5/- per week to be paid on the

7th of dec to workers in the Engraving trade which thy don't

deserve + which I think will be the last advance as I am

quite certain that the home trade will not be able to

absorb all the men who will shortly disconnect from the


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  • November 14, 2017 17:50:48 Thomas A. Lingner

                                                                                      65

                                                                           Thorn Mead

                                                                                    Nov 22 1918

    My Dear Son

                  I find on looking through my letter Book that my last letter

    was dated Nov 25th instead of Oct 25th which seems quite a

    long time ago. I had fully intended writing you last Sunday only

    just as I was about to start Mrs Bradley called + her news was

    sufficient to  upset me to such an extent as to make letter writing

    impossible. Your letter to Alice came to hand this morning +

    contained about as much new as usual + that is none at all.

    I am not certain whether you are incapable of writing a letter or too

    lazy but in any case the letter are almost a disgrace to you.

    I hope now that the Armistice is signed the censorship may

    be sufficiently relaxed to enable you to write about your surroundings

    which may help you.

    I made a direct application to the Ministry of National Service

    last week asking for your return but received a reply stating

    it was impossible to release Serving solders at the present

    time. I also made a similar through the labor exchange but

    fully expect this to be turned down. I have registered you

    at the Labour Exchange on form E D  not  as having a situation

    to come back to + you should in due course receive from your

     ...C.O.a form for yourself to fill up stating whether you have a

    situation open for you or not. Fill this up accordingly +let me know

    when you receive it + anything further bearing on this matter

    there is another advance of 5/- per week to be paid on the

    7th of dec to workers in the Engraving trade which thy don't

    deserve + which I think will be the last advance as I am

    quite certain that the home trade will not be able to

    absorb all the men who will shortly disconnect from the


  • May 9, 2017 02:41:59 L Brittain

                                                                                      ...in faded black ink 65

                                                                           Thorn Mead

                                                                                    Nov 22 1918

    My Dear Son

                  I find on looking through my letter Book that my last letter

    was dated No 25th instead of Oct 25th which seems quite a

    long time ago. I had filly intended writing you last Sunday only

    just as I was about to start Mrs Bradly called + her news was

    sufficient to  upset me to such an extent as to make letter writing

    impossible. Your letter to Alice came to hand this morning +

    contained about as much new as usual +that is none at all.

    I am not certain whether you are incapable of writing a letter or too

    lazy but in any case the letter are almost a disgrace to you

    I hope now that the Armistice is signed the censorship may

    be sufficiently relaxed to enable you to write about your surrondings

    which may help you.

    I made a direct application to the Ministry of missingServices

    last week asking for your return but missingin reply missing

    it was impossible to  ...return  Serving solders at the present

    time. I also mase a missingthrough the missing

    fully explained that to be turned down I have gestured your

    at the London Exchange on from E D missingit as having missing

    to come back to +you should include missingfrom your

     ...C.O. a farm for yourself to fill up missingwhether you have a

    situation open for you. Fill this up accordingly +let me know

    when you receive it + anything further bearing on this matter

    there is another advance of 5p per week to be paid on the

    7th of dec to workers in the Emergency hade which thy don't

    discover + which I think will be the last missing

    quite certain that the home trade will not be able to

    absorb all the men who will shortly disconnect from there


  • May 9, 2017 02:32:35 L Brittain

                                                                                      ...in faded black ink 65

                                                                           Thorn Mead

                                                                                    Nov 22 1918

    My Dear Son

                  I find on looking through my letter Book that my last letter

    was dated No 25th instead of Oct 25th which seems quite a

    long time ago. I had filly intended writing you last Sunday only

    just as I was about to start Mrs Bradly called + her news was

    sufficient to  upset me to such an extent as to make letter writing

    impossible. Your letter to Alice came to hand this morning +

    contained about as much new as usual +that is none at all.

    I am not certain whether you are incapable of writing a letter or too

    lazy but in any case the letter are almost a disgrace to you

    I hope now that the Armistice is signed the censorship may

    be sufficiently relaxed to enable you to write about your surrondings

    which may help you.

    I made a direct application to the Ministry of missingServices

    last week asking for your return but missingin reply missing

    it was impossible to  ...return  Serving solders at the present



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November 22, 1918





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