The Home Front in Britain 1914-1918: An Archaeological Handbook

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  1. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Well-Known Member

    Learnt today the publishers have plenty to sell at £12. The summary starts with:
    Details on: The Home Front in Britain 1914-1918: An Archaeological Handbook
     
  2. Colin Phillimore

    Colin Phillimore New Member

    My 94 year old Mother-in-Law was local to Ringwood in the New Forest, UK. She was employed as Telephonist at the American Camp/Hospital at St. Leonards (as part of ' War Work' as a married woman).

    She remembers turning up on the morning of Embarkation and the whole camp was empty "Not even a cigarette paper!"

    She is also perturbed that she didn't get her final wage packet!!!! Who would have been the employer/paymaster at an American base in UK at the time? And.........how much is she now owed and by whom??????????
     
  3. davidbfpo

    davidbfpo Well-Known Member

    Colin,

    Good luck with assisting with her claim. Leaving aside the time gap has she any proof of employment? She could always write to US Ambassador here to ask for help, sometimes the USA can be magnanimous.
     
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  4. Colin Phillimore

    Colin Phillimore New Member

    She's racking her brains, but has no memory of a wage packet or brown envelope! She seems to remember a mysterious "four Englishmen - civvies) coming, but no more! Thanks for your reply.
     

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