WW1 letter from LC Murdoch Munro to Mary dated 16th January 1919

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Title

WW1 letter from LC Murdoch Munro to Mary dated 16th January 1919

Creator

Munro, Murdoch (1895-1961)

Publisher

Lodgepunk.com

Language

en-GB

Coverage

Cromarty (Scotland)

Description

Murdoch mentions the Mutiny, which was a strike about food conditions and parades. He talks about starting the process of demobilising. He mentions Simmone in Calais. 1 item (3 pages)

Worktype

Letter

ID

LET_19190116

Cultural Context

Scottish

Date

1919-01-16

Subject

Great Britain.Army.Seaforth Highlanders;
Munro, Murdoch, 1895-1961;
World War, 1914-1918

Measurements

17.6 cm (height) x 22.6 cm (width)

Material

Black ink on paper

Technique

Handwriting

Style Period

Twentieth century

Rights

Murdoch Munro Collection (1914-1919) by Erika Nygard is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Transcription

Hut 66 F (?) Coy
3rd Sea Hrs
Cromarty
16/1/19

Dear Marie,
I received your letter today quite a long one for you & a few questions also. Well things are going along alright here now since the mutiny It only lasted two days and there was no damage done, they were very quiet. The strike was about parades & the food and everything was granted We only do two hours parade a day now so have plenty of time on hand but can’t get into any mischief here a good job too. We get real tea now & not before time. I have put in for a weekend pass to Dingwall just to break the monotony you know, not giving away any secrets. I had my application from the Bank sent to me through the Ministry of Labour Department and that is a start towards demobilization but it may take quite a while before I get away but I don’t know I will have to go down to Kinross or somewhere south to a dispersing station when getting discharged so I intend going to Edinburgh for a few days if possible but I will let you know when I get there. I hope the nurse that is on duty with you is a sport. When I was home I wrote Simmone at Calais and I had a reply today, poor wee kid. Had you any word from Euphy yet? I think I will write her tonight. I was for a ramble along the seashore today & enjoyed it. It is an awful job to pass the time away There is nothing in Cromarty worth seeing Dont be long in writing as I might get the kick before long. Remember me to nurse Mackenzie at Bangour when you write her Love Dodo

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Citation

Munro, Murdoch (1895-1961), “WW1 letter from LC Murdoch Munro to Mary dated 16th January 1919,” Murdoch Munro Collection (1914-1919), accessed July 6, 2020, http://www.lodgepunk.com/MMC/items/show/78.

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