Contents of The Cigar Box - most from 1943-1945
Property of Lieutenant Thomas Ray Edward "Bud" Seale.
Enlisted: Royal Canadian Engineers Sept 1940
Transferred: RCASC 1st Bridge Company, then 85th Bridge 9 Jun 1941
Transferred: 15th Field Reg't, Royal Canadian Artillery
On Leave between work and training... Bournemouth, near Pooole
Two postcards addressed to Mr Mrs T A Seale on Patricia Ave in NDG, and were rerouted to 237 York St, Cornwall, the home of their son Jack who they visited from time to time. It was cool there near the St Lawrence River in the heat of summer.
The Pier, Bournemouth
Postmarked Christchurch (adjoins Bournemouth) 8 Jul 43, passed (by censor) P 231
6 July 1943
The water is swell aren't you jealous?
Will write tonight.
Love Bud xxx
The Needles Rocks and Lighthouse, Isle of Wight, by Night
Postmarked Bournemouth 10 Jul 43. Passed (censor) P 231
10 July 43
Boy the salt water sure tastes swell. Been swimming half mile in foreground all this week. Lovely tan.
Love Bud xxx
This next postcard was addressed to his brother Bill (Lieut Seale C.W.) at Camp Petawawa in Ontario, and rerouted to his parents address in NDG. Bill must have shipped out by the time the postcard arrived.
Bournemouth from the Zig Zag Path
Postmarked Poole, July 43, then over stamped with Petawawa Camp, Ontario Aug 2, 1943 as it was sent on to Montreal. Passed (censor) P 148
Having a swell time here by the sea for a week. Have been in the water every day & does the salt water ever taste good. Swell weather & equally swell tan.
Be good. Bud
Note: The 3 x's on most of his postcards are one for his mother, one for his father, and one for his sister.