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Albert Payne: I'm "Getting On" alright at Swaythling

Posted by HWF on January 24, 2012
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To Miss L. Style, 2 Salcombe Road, Lea Bridge Road, Leyton, London LE. 2 February 1917.

Pte A Payne
No 3 Hut Overseas Squadron
Army Service Corps (Remounts)
Swaythling Camp nr Southampton

Dear Babs, just a card to let you know I am getting on alright. I have been here a fortnight and am likely to be here until after the war. Should be glad of a line from you if poss. Yours Bert.

Pass book of Walter John McInnes

Posted by HWF on January 20, 2012
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Walter John McInnes joined up at Portsmouth on 11 August 1915 as a Private in the Army Service Corps, and was posted to Swaythling. On 5 June 1916 he received this Permanent Pass from "F" Squadron, and was married a few days later in Southampton. (With thanks to Ian Thirlwell.)

A view inside South Camp, 1915

Posted by HWF on January 15, 2012
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This photograph was taken looking east towards the buildings of Underwoods Farm, and was in the portion of the camp north of Bassett Green Road. Accommodation at the South Camp comprised both iron hutments and canvas tents.

Silk postcards: Greetings from Swaythling

Posted by HWF on January 14, 2012
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Silk postcards sent by Pte John Edward Elliff to his wife. (With many thanks to Martin Elliff.)

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