A collection of letters from Pte Dick Armer to his wife Mabel who he frequently referred to as "Dear old girl". His three children were Billie, Marjorie and Dorothy who was born while he was away.
Dick had promised to "write every day" and, with few exceptions, kept his promise. The letters were written during WW1 from Camp Borden in Canada, on the train to Halifax, on board ship to England, from Witley Camp and France.
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16 Oct 1917 He would have made blighty*
* Blighty was the term used to indicate the soldier was going home to England. Blighty was also used to denote a wound or disease of sufficient seriousness to require hospitalization in England. It also could mean a wound of sufficient measure to ensure the soldier would not be returnable to the front.