Pridham 27 March 1917

Below is a 27 March 1917 letter sent from France from Lawrence Pridham to his Uncle Will in Toronto in which he mentions the death of his grandmother, the sad state of local villages and the miserable weather which has left the trenches very sloppy.

Once again you can see the envelopes have been opened and re-sealed by the censor.

You can click on any page of the letter to see a larger image and a transcription is available at the bottom of this page.

Page 1 of a letter from Lawrence Pridham to his Uncle Will sent 27 march 1917 from France
Page 1 of a letter from Lawrence Pridham to his Uncle Will sent 27 March 1917 from France
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Front of the envelope of a letter from Lawrence Pridham to his Uncle Will sent 27 march 1917 from France
Front of the envelope of a letter from Lawrence Pridham to his Uncle Will sent 27 March 1917 from France
Front of the envelope of a letter from Lawrence Pridham to his Uncle Will sent 27 march 1917
Front of the envelope of a letter from Lawrence Pridham to his Uncle Will sent 27 March 1917

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Please send to H.A.P and R A.P.
Return this one to Uncle Will

France
March 27/17

Dear Uncle Will,

Received your very welcomed letter, also 50 Players [cigarettes] and a bundle of newspapers for which I thank you.

I am very grieved to hear of Grandma’s death and I send my deepest sympathies to you all. I was hoping that she might be there when I came back as I was so disappointed at not seeing her before I left. I am sure Hal [Lawrence’s brother] and I realize that we owed a lot to dear old Grandma and we will miss her thoughtful letters very much. I am sure you all miss her greatly.

As for my trip here there is nothing to note unless it is hardships, as most of the moving is made at night and we see very little and what we do see is nothing but old fashioned villages, deserted mostly except for troops. The villages themselves are mostly composed of barns. Anyway that is what you would think. They were in a very dilapidated condition at that.

The weather is very miserable and the trenches are sloppy.

Well, I will close and again send my heartfelt regrets for dear old Grandma.

With love to all
I remain as ever,
Lawrie

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One thought on “Pridham 27 March 1917”

  1. I’m working on the March 27th Letter. For some reason I can’t see the other entries from other volunteers. I’ll see if I can get to that site. If there’s writings on an envelope, other than the addresses – do I include that as well?

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