Gnr. Howell writes interesting letter
Oakwood July 2 – PNS—The local unit of the Red Cross met in the hall on Thursday and quilted 2 cot quilts and 2 large quilts. $15 was voted to the Greek Relief Fund and several letters from soldiers were read.
The following is a letter from Gnr. Ross Howell.
Dear Members of the Oakwood Red Cross— Just a few lines to thank you people for the wonderful parcel and cigarettes which arrived a short time ago. The cigarettes lust arrived today and the parcel some time ago.
The parcel was in a wonderful condition on its arrival, thanks to the people who packed it and also the men who had to bring it across the Atlantic.
We appreciate these things very much and are unable to thank the members enough for the work in gathering the articles and the .strenuous work in packing them.
I would like to tell you of a visit I had a short time ago in London while staying at the Beaver Club, on leave, they sponsored a tour to the Tower of London. They had several things on display including suits of armour that had been worn by different members of the Royal family in past years. In a glass case they had the block and axe which had been used to behead some of the wives of Henry VIII and others. One of the ladies preferred to have a sword, so that was also there. It was a very interesting tour but would take too much paper to go through all the details, so perhaps I could tell this at a later date.
This is the 2nd tour of this sort that I have been on, but the first which was to Windsor Castle was more interesting than this one. On that trip we had the honour of shaking hands with the Queen and the two Princesses.
I will close for now, hoping to hear from you people again.Yours truly,Gnr. Howell, R.E., C-2624
No. 1, Can. Arty., Reinf Unit.