23.11.1914: Bernard in Winter | Bernard im Winter | Bernard en hiver

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4th Div. Amm. Col.   Nov 23rd ’14

Dear Father,

Thank you so much for the parcel of grub, it was
most acceptable, and much enjoyed by my assembled guests, Holmes
Newsome, and one, or two, others. The cake, tell Mary, was excellent
and lasted four days! Please thank the sisters for the OXO. cubes
they will be most useful now this cold weather has set in.

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04.11.1914: Bernard’s Brother Injured | Bernards Bruder verletzt | Le frère de Bernard est blessé

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Your letter of 29th to hand

4th Nov ’14

Dear Father,

You will be sorry, or perhaps a little
relieved, to hear that one of our party has
been invalided down to the base after an
accident in collision with an officer’s touring
car attached to the Food Supply Column.

Eddy was the luckless one in question, and
suffers from a broken leg. A clean break
half way between knee and ankle. He was
most cheerful when I saw him this morning
in No. 15 Clearing Hospital awaiting a motor
ambulance to convey him, and the others, to
the base hospital at Boulogne. The circumstances

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27.10.1914: Bernard Witnesses War in the Air | Bernard wird Zeuge des Luftkrieges | Bernard assiste à la guerre aérienne

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Tues 27th Oct ‘14

Dear Father,

What a long time it seems since I
last wrote a letter to you! Post Cards {sic} I
have despatched in plenty, but doubtless you
will be waiting a fuller account of our
doings than it is possible to get on a mere
P.C.

As I expected in my last letter we made a
big move which entailed a good deal of travelling,
and passed through some very interesting towns,
and country on our way here. Where we are I
may not say, but if you will remember we are
with the 3rd army and read the papers carefully
I think you will have a very good idea where

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27.09.1914: Bernard On Armies | Bernard beschreibt die Armeen | Bernard décrit les armées

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Sunday 27th Sept.

Dear Father,

Very many thanks for the books which arrived safely today,
and for your letters, the last of which bore the date of 13th Sept.
We are most frightfully upset at the news of Lil Goodson’s death it
really was too sudden and tragic for anything. Do let me know what
the family are doing with the Grange, & also any other Sutton Courtenay
news that may be going. Did you read of Capt Grenfell’s splendid
action? I wonder where Billy Grenfell is have you heard? We have met
several friends here already, amongst them being Major Short of 68th
Battery.

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10.09.1914: Bernard Needs Chocolate | Bernard bittet um Schokolade | Bernard a besoin de chocolat

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We are still getting on alright. Things are
altering a good deal. The country we are entering
now has been devastated so we do not get so
many “little” gifts from the people as hitherto with
the result that we shall soon be down on the plain
rations. Please send some more chocolate out. We
may get it though at present we haven’t had any post
since we left the ship.

Bernard

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09.08.1914: Bernard in Avonmouth | Bernard in Avonmouth | Bernard à Avonmouth

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4th Div. Amm. Park.
47th Motor Traction Company
Avonmouth

Dear Dad,

We spent an excellent night in the covered
lorries last night, parked with the above, where
we were lucky enough to get our machines at 10.30
pm. Breakkers was served at a kitchen erected on
the dock yard & consisted of bread, cheese & fried
bacon & jam. We spent rest of day signing on and

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07.08.1914: Bernard Joins Up | Bernard ist Kriegsfreiwilliger | Bernard rejoint l’Armée

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Avon Mouth (Post Restante)

Dear Dad
We got off last night at 10.30 from the
works and received tremendous ovation in Coventry
whence we departed at 11.0. We arrived here
at 7.0 am this morning and found ourselves at the
tail of a que of 1200 other lorries, They have enlisted
3000 into the “Army Service Corps” and are embarking as
fast as they can for shipping round to Belgian shores.

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