Private Diary J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen 6 Sept 1918

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J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen

 

Friday Sept 6.  Another fine day.  Played Tennis 10-11, 12-1 & 3-4.  French lesson 5-6.  Golf 6-7, so day passed quickly.  2 Morel parcels, biscuits from Berne, readdressed from Mainz & 6 tennis balls arrived today.  No evening papers.

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Private Diary J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen 5 Sept 1918

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J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen

 

Thursday Sept 5.  Fine day.  Red Cross parcel & nebulizer arrived.  Played golf in the morning – Tennis 3 -4 p.m. & 5-6 p.m.  First hour singles with Soltans, he beat me 2 sets to 1 – 6-2, 5-7, 6-0, but quite good games.  9 French officers including Bitz & Coulonval left for Spandau, under reprisal scheme.

Private Diary J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen 4 Sept 1918

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J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen

 

Wednesday Sept 4.  2 letters from DD, dated Aug 3 & 4, 1 from Gina & 1 from Willie.  200 cigarettes & Red Cross parcel.  Tennis did not commence until midday, we played 2 to 3 p.m. & golf after tea; did round in 62 – (a 29 & 33).  Remained fine all day but cold wind. – Read papers, news continues to be good.  Bitz episode & threats of reprisals on French officers for similar reprisals on German P of W in France.

Private Diary J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen 3 Sept 1918

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J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen

 

Tuesday Sept 3.  Fine morning.  General Committee meeting at 9.30 a.m., all points agreed to, & have got sanction of Comdt to turn Belgian dining Room into Billiard Room etc.  Played tennis 12 – 1 p.m.  Heavy showers & thunder during afternoon.  More good news tonight.  Morels parcel No 9 arrived in good condition.

Re Alf Smith 3 Sept 1918

MACHINE GUN CORPS PRISONERS OF WAR FUND

Registered under War Charities Act, 1916

HEADQUARTERS

MACHINE GUN TRAINING CENTRE

GRANTHAM

3rd Sept 18

Dear Sir,

Re Pte. A.A. Smith 142687

Attached herewith please find official receipt for £1-15-0.  I am having £1 of this amount transmitted to above Prisoner as requested & the remaining 15/- will pay for the cost of one food parcel which will be sent in your name.

The number quoted above is the correct M.G.C. number if 27521 is only former unit No it should be discarded & the new number should be told to the Prisoner in your letters, as he may have been captured before his M.G.C. number was obtained.

Yours faithfully

***

Capt.  Hon Treas. M.G.C. P.O.W. Fund

Mr. Thos Smith,

Manorfield,

100 Arcadian Gdns.

Bowes Park N22

 

 

 

 

 

Receipt

MACHINE GUN CORPS PRISONERS OF WAR FUND

HEADQUARTERS

MACHINE GUN TRAINING CENTRE

GRANTHAM

3.9.18

No 8704

Received of Mr. T. Smith the sum of one pound, fifteen shgs being donation to the Machine Gun Corps Prisoners of War Fund

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Hon Treasurer

£1:15:0

£1 Transmission

 

Private Diary J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen 2 Sept 1918

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J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen

 

Monday Sept 2.  Letter from Gina.  Fine day, & 4 of us worked on golf course, cutting grass, rolling etc.  Tennis 3 – 4.  French lesson 5 – 6.  Golf 6. – 6.45.  Roll Call today 10 a.m.  This is to be permanent on account of post.  Read papers.  News continues to be good maps & official reports.