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Cecil Henry Meares Letters

Predominantly letters from Cecil Henry Meares to his fiancée, Lola Spengler. Learn more.

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BC Archives MS-0455

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Hotel de L'espérance Chambres pour Voyageurs et Pension Propriétaire: Hugo Koch

Diners a prix fixe et a la carte En Face de la Gare Place Vandersweep Ostende Téléphone 598

Ostende, le 9th Oct 1914

My darling Snuffy.

Just a few lines to give my love. We started from Southhampton to a certain new front where we landed and went inland to another large town where I had a busy time arranging quarters for the horses and new as about 20,000 men were in the town. Next day we returned to another large place on the sea which is simply filled with refugees wounded and troops of all kinds tomorrow we expect to go off to a very hot corner. We were to go off this morning but the trains are disorganised and we may have to go off any time in the middle of the night. I dont know if this letter or the postcards will ever reach you.

With all my love and tons of kisses Your ever loving Lobby

BC Archives, MS-0455 Box 1 File 1 MEARES, Cecil Henry, 1877 – 1937. Victoria; traveler, British military officer. Predominantly selected letters and cards from Meares to his fiancée, Lola Spengler, 1914 – 1918.

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