Letter from Harold Lee to Alice Grant

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 First page 


there is a fine stand where

we can bath if we wish. The

camp consists of wooden huts

covered over with with galvanised

iron.The officers huts are divided

into 8 cubicles 1 officer in each cubicle

which is our home. The mess consists

of a large hut divided into an ante room

and dining room. Rhe ante room

being a sort of sitting room. We

are about two miles from the village

of Buncrana which is not worth

mentioning. The missing is remarkably

good winding up with a six


 Second page 


course dinner at 7·30 at night.

The weather is very changeable

for the last few days it has been

blazing sun and very war but

then to-morrow it may start abd

rain for three weeks on end.

We start at 7 (6 oclock old style)

with a rifle and bayonet and

are drilled by a sargeant with

the recruits and knock off at 3 p.m.

We will remain on the square until

passed as proficient by the 

segeant when we will be sent

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 First page 


there is a fine stand where

we can bath if we wish. The

camp consists of wooden huts

covered over with with galvanised

iron.The officers huts are divided

into 8 cubicles 1 officer in each cubicle

which is our home. The mess consists

of a large hut divided into an ante room

and dining room. Rhe ante room

being a sort of sitting room. We

are about two miles from the village

of Buncrana which is not worth

mentioning. The missing is remarkably

good winding up with a six


 Second page 


course dinner at 7·30 at night.

The weather is very changeable

for the last few days it has been

blazing sun and very war but

then to-morrow it may start abd

rain for three weeks on end.

We start at 7 (6 oclock old style)

with a rifle and bayonet and

are drilled by a sargeant with

the recruits and knock off at 3 p.m.

We will remain on the square until

passed as proficient by the 

segeant when we will be sent


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  • January 31, 2018 11:43:10 Joel Bellviure

     First page 


    there is a fine stand where

    we can bath if we wish. The

    camp consists of wooden huts

    covered over with with galvanised

    iron.The officers huts are divided

    into 8 cubicles 1 officer in each cubicle

    which is our home. The mess consists

    of a large hut divided into an ante room

    and dining room. Rhe ante room

    being a sort of sitting room. We

    are about two miles from the village

    of Buncrana which is not worth

    mentioning. The missing is remarkably

    good winding up with a six


     Second page 


    course dinner at 7·30 at night.

    The weather is very changeable

    for the last few days it has been

    blazing sun and very war but

    then to-morrow it may start abd

    rain for three weeks on end.

    We start at 7 (6 oclock old style)

    with a rifle and bayonet and

    are drilled by a sargeant with

    the recruits and knock off at 3 p.m.

    We will remain on the square until

    passed as proficient by the 

    segeant when we will be sent

  • January 31, 2018 11:42:10 Joel Bellviure

     First page 


    there is a fine stand where

    we can bath if we wish. The

    camp consists of wooden huts

    covered over with with galvanised

    iron.The officers huts are divided

    into 8 cubicles 1 officer in each cubicle

    which is our home. The mess consists

    of a large hut divided into an ante room

    and dining room. Rhe ante room

    being a sort of sitting room. We

    are about two miles from the village

    of Buncrana which is not worth

    mentioning. The missing is remarkably good winding up with a six


     Second page 


    course dinner at 7·30 at night.

    The weather is very changeable

    for the last few days it has been

    blazing sun and very war but

    then to-morrow it may start abd

    rain for three weeks on end.

    We start at 7 (6 oclock old style)

    with a rifle and bayonet and

    are drilled by a sargeant with

    the recruits and knock off at 3 p.m.

    We will remain on the square until

    passed as proficient by the 

    segeant when we will be sent


  • January 31, 2018 11:41:11 Joel Bellviure

     First page 


    there is a fine stand where

    we can bath if we wish. The

    camp consists of wooden huts

    covered over with with galvanised

    iron.The officers huts are divided

    into 8 cubicles 1 officer in each cubicle

    which is our home. The mess consists

    of a large hut divided into an ante room

    and dining room. Rhe ante room

    being a sort of sitting room. We

    are about two miles from the village

    of Buncrana which is not worth

    mentioning. The missing is remarkably good winding up with a six


    Second page


    course dinner at 7·30 at night.

    The weather is very changeable for the last few days it haas been blazing sun and very war but

    then to-morrow it may start abd

    rain for three weeks on end.

    We start at 7 (6 oclock old style)

    with a rifle and bayonet and

    are drilled by a sargeant with

    the recruits and knock off at 3 p.m.

    We will remain on the square until passed as proficient by the 

    segeant when we will be sent


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    Luddan Camp, Buncrana

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    Somme, France

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Location(s)
  • Story location Somme, France
  • Document location Luddan Camp, Buncrana


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4453 / 52099
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http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Rebecca Grant
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


May 22, 1916
  • English

  • Western Front

  • Training



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