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
Postcards Home - Addressed to their house on Patricia Ave, NDG, Montreal
During WWII Bud would send off a quick note on a postcard just to say he was fine and would write longer newsier letters when he had more time. These seem to be the earliest postcards I have, from the date and/or the place.
Rose Garden park Hill, Croydon
Postmarked Croyden, July '42
Dear Folks, I am feeling fine. I can't write now but I will as soon as I can.
Love to all, Bud
Postmarked CCMD 1 Cdn Corps Transport Column 23 Feb 1943
FPO (Field Post Office) THCI Feb 24, 43
Dear Mom & Pop, Thanks for letter Jan 23rd. Hope you are well again Mom. This is the canteen I'm writing from. A marvelous old place. Love to all, Bud xxx
Old Tollgate House, Horsham (signed WS Russell)
Postmarked Horsham, Sussex, Dec (no year visible), Passed (censor) P 203
Dear Mom & Pop, Every thing fine & well here. Merry Xmas. Am writing. Keep the loves coming. Love Bud xxx
All postcards are going to my daughter JulieAnne who collects postcards.