Letter to Doris weeks from A T Edwards

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Title

Letter to Doris weeks from A T Edwards

Description

Part of letter from Corporal Alan T Edwards at RAAF Mallala writes about mutual friends and difficulty of journeying to see Malcolm Payne's parent due to lack of petrol. Mentions that he has put in for discharge.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-07-27

Contributor

Claire Monk

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Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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Identifier

EEdwardsATWeeksD450729

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Transcription

24/7/45.
My Dear Doris,
Was so glad to have your Air Letter of 2nd July one day last week. It arrived the day after I had written your further letter & so I had already sealed it could not acknowledge inside so added the P.S on the outside. Many thanks for your good wishes, I can understand your [sic] having rather a¬¬ dreary time of it but I guess, as you may, things will work themselves out O.K. Yes John was missing before I left. I think I only met Irene once & that was one evening no can’t say that I really know here, but I know whom you mean. As I said in my previous letter things did not work out as well on that day I went to Watervale, so I’ve not yet [indecipherable] Mrs. Payne. Their place is rather a difficult one to get at in these days of little or no petrol, but rest assured that as soon as an opportunity presents itself I shall go & see her. So glad to know that you had such a grand time in London.
So far I’ve not had a reply from Alex – had a letter from Jack Batt, the same day as I received yours & he (Alex) passed crew member to Jack, so im afraid I’ll be waiting quite a while for news of him. Jack was O.K – in fact he was very jubilant because he has at last been granted permission to travel back here with Joyce & Perry. At the time he wrote was in London at his in-laws awaiting the word.
Bet Elsie is thrilled about things these days – where about are they living? Did she settle down alright when Frank come back?
The cutting from the paper is at home at the moment & any way I can’t enclose it with this, but will try & get it away sometime next week so I’m going on leave again. Just the usual quarterly leave this time.
Think I told you before that I have applied for my discharge & if it is successful will be going back to Bal. to live. Needless to say Mary is very mean about it – she reckons I am still too far away!
My congrats to Harry on his extra ring.
I don’t want to drag up to many sad memories, but was looking up my last years diary, I find that the day on which you r received your letter was exactly 12 months to the day since I saw “Buffalo Bill” For some unknown (?) reason

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I had two very vivid dreams during the week & oddly though the central figure in each was a certain woman named Doris. So you see that I have not been able to forget about you & don’t believe I ever shall. Really don’t suppose I should be writing like this but facts are facts. Was home at the week and for a couple of days but had a very quiet time. Went to the pictures to see “The Hard Way” on Saturday night & it was a fair sort of show. I’m still having trouble to find a show I’ve not already seen & most times have to be content to see a show a second time.

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26503. CPL EDWARDS.A.T
E.R.S WORKSHOPS>
6.S.F.T.S. MALLALA
S.AUST

AIR LETTER
[POST MARK]

MISS D. WEEKS.
37 HAWTHORNE ROAD
BUNKERS HILL
LINCOLN
ENGLAND

24/7

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Seem to have got a little mixed up with these flaps, but have no doubt you’ll be able to sort it out.
I’m still not liking it very much here & I shall be very glad to get out of it altogether or at least get away to some operational place – but this of course would be more that I could ask Mary to put up with so I think I’d better get out. Well this is all for now. [indecipherable word] are off the market at the moment, so I’d appreciate a little tobacco if you can get it – you’d better find out if it’s O.K. to send before you buy it.
[indecipherable word] & all the best. Sincerely yours

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Citation

A T Edwards, “Letter to Doris weeks from A T Edwards,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed October 17, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/10531.

Item Relations

Item: 450628 Letter from Mrs Payne, mother of Flight Sergeant Malcolm Payne, to Doris Weeks dcterms:relation This Item
Item: Letter to Doris Weeks from A T Edwards dcterms:relation This Item
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