Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife

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Title

Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife

Description

The letter is Ian Wynn’s final letter written in case of his death. He advises how he would like his sons to grow up and states that he loves his wife.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1942-21-28

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Format

Two page handwritten letter and envelope

Language

Identifier

EWynnIAWynnK421228-02

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Transcription

[Envelope]
F29435
Mrs K. Wynn,
Sunny Brae,
Norley,
Frodsham,
Warrington,
[inserted] Lancs. [/inserted]

[page break]
Reverse of envelope
[underlined] ON HIS MAJESTY’S SERVICE. [/underlined]
[page break]

Sgts Mess,
Wickenby
28th Dec 1942.
My Darling,
If ever you get this note one of two things will have happened. I will either not be alive or will be a prisoner of war. In either case darling I shall be leaving you a great responsibility with our two lads, but I know that you will always do your best for them. Please dont [sic] coddle them. Many times they will do things that make you fear for them & their safety, but if they have the confidence to carry out there [sic] exploit dont [sic] try to hinder them You must encourage them to be self reliant.
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[underlined] 2 [/underlined]
If I should not come out of this war alive I would like them to complete [corrected] their [/corrected] vocational training then travel abroad if possible, & doing anything if necessary for say two, or 3 years. They will in that way gather a wealth of experience and get an outlook on life that will get them anywhere. Again dont [sic] forget to impress them that they will get nothing without working for it & that they will only get out of life what they put in it.
In conclusion dearest all I have ever done & do is for you & the boys although I have many times annoyed, disappointed & let you down.
I have always loved you & always will
Cheerio dearest
Yours Ian.

Collection

Citation

Ian Archer Wynn, “Letter from Ian Wynn to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed July 21, 2019, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/11791.

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