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The Grammer family were early Ashhurst residents and the Grammer Family archive contains family information from 1868. Ron Grammer was the son of Tom Grammer and the family lived in Bainesse, close to Palmerston North. Private Ron Grammer served in world war Two. This letter was written to Mr Tom . A. Grammer by his son Ronald Grammer when he was a prisoner of war in Italy, 1943.


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Letter from Ron Grammer to father T. A. Grammer
Community Archives - Grammer Family
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Transit 85. PM3450, Italy (Prisoner of war camp)

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Mr. T. A. Grammer
Via Palmerston North
New Zealand

From: Ronald Grammer
Private 41625
Camp: Transit 85 PM3450 Italy

Dear Dad and all at home,

Your turn for a note again. We had a great day here last week the sixth of January enough Christmas parcel arrived to issue one between two men and they were real good. We had a great day and every body was as happy as a lark. The Red Cross do a great job in parcels for us these had a very nice in them a rich Christmas pudding which was heated for us by the cooks and it was really nice. There were a lot of other articles in them including some sweets and tinned meats. The weather has been very cold and wet with a bit of sleet and snow and we sure have some mud. There were a few New Zealanders went out to work on a farm the other day so we may get the chance to go soon. I think a chap would be better off with something to occupy his time. One of the boys in our hut here takes an electricity and wire-less class every afternoon which are very interesting but todays lesson was fairly complicated still I may learn something. I surpose you are busy at home now Tom will be hay making and the like, he must miss Jim Freddie. This is a very poor note but I find it hard to know what to say. Hope you are in good health also tell the others I am alright
Your loving son, Ron.

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