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MRS. M. MURRAY GARSIDE.
c/o W. A. OLDFIELD. ESQ. J.P. OLDFIELD
SANDSEND. NR. WHITBY JOHN BRITAN
YORKS ENGLAND CAPT
Nov. 24. 42
Dearest M. a line to wish you a v. happy Christmas & New Year! I hope you have good news of Richard. So pleased you like yr. new job. As you know my mail is rationed but expect you will get all my news – I say “all” – sent on from home. Am fit and well so cannot grumble. I hear great reports of young Jeremy. Godbless, and love to you, Johnnie