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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 Ronald Grammer to his father
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No. 1 Labour Camp, Italy

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

From: Ronald Grammer
Private 41625
78. No. 1 Labour Camp
P.M. 3300

Dear, Dad & all at Home,

Now for a line to you but news is scarce this week. Had a few days hot dry wind last week but it is a beautiful day today. I surpose Tom will have a few cows in by now and there will be a fair bit of mud about. We had a real good concert here last Sunday night the concert party put in a lot of time getting them up two of the boys take the part of a woman very well. I don't know whether I told you before or not but we have a camp news paper here now turned out every Sunday. One of the chief ones in it is a Palmerston North boy Jack Gallichan. He says he went to high school with Tom. There were a few letters come in this week things seem to be going alright in N.Z. from what I heard. There has been big excitement in the camp this afternoon a few sacks of personal parcels arrived in. Some of the boys got them in this hut, there is some wonderful clothing parcels from home we(?) sure deliver the goods I think I will be home with you for cow time next spring if not befor. Hope you are in good health also Tom, Liliah & Family. I am fit and well.

Love, Ron.

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