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Soldier – Smith A.F. – Dance Hall Billet

December 1939

Mexborough and Swinton Times December 16, 1939

Dance Hall Billet

Gunner Gordon A. F. Smith, of the Royal Artillery, whose wife resides at Illsley Road, Darfield, is billeted in a dance hall, somewhere abroad and is very comfortable.

He writes home to say that Armistice Day and the Sunday following was a holiday for them.

He has made some good pals, but has not yet met a Darfield lad out there. There is plenty of plain food, but he appreciates a few “little extras,” which his young wife frequently sends him, and also English cigarettes.

Gunner Smith who is 28, was a reservist, his parents are licensees of the Angler’s Rest, at Wombwell. He has been abroad about eight weeks, and was married during a short leave, just before going out.