To Jessie from Harry Redgrave



To Jessie from Harry Redgrave


A letter from Harry to his wife Jessie discussing his love for her, the time they spent during his leave and his journey back by train.




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Mrs. H.C. Redgrave
Oaken Grange Drive

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Teusday [sic] 26.3.40

Dear Jessie,

Well here we are again back to the old letter writing again and with just the memories of a wonderful week end [sic] to keep us going until our next meeting. Darling I cant [sic] remember ever crowding so much real happiness into a few days and I thank God for being so fortunate in my married life. You know this war has brought home more than anything before how much you mean to me and when its [sic] all over we shall think of these days and just cuddle up closer and say “We still love each other more than ever.” I wonder whether other couples are so happy as we. It seems almost impossible, for ours must be the very perfection of family life and love. Our parting was rather hurried at the station and I did not have much time to tell you just how much I had enjoyed my leave but I want you to know how grateful I am for your love and for the way you are carrying on at home and bringing

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Pamela up. She is a credit to you and how you are keeping yourselves so smart and trim make [sic] me very proud of you both. Keep up the good work and make Pam just as [inserted] you [/inserted] would like to think you were as a child and one day she may make her man as happy as you have made me.

When Tom and I reached Waterloo we found that his train did not go until 6.18 so we had tea together in the YMCA Canteen and about ten to six I left him to go onto Euston where I found that a special train was leaving St. Pancras at 6.50. I walked round there and was fortunate in getting a carriage to myself and was able to get a good sleep in before I reached Prestwick at 6.45 A.M. I did not feel I wanted the company of any of the boys and was happy to sit there on my own and just think over our Easter. About 9 o’clock I stretched out on the seat and slept until we reached Prestwick with only a few awakenings during the night. The ease and comfort of the journey makes me think of getting home on a week end pretty soon but still we must think about [inserted] that [/inserted] later.
Thank Mum for her help over the week end [sic] and for all Milly helped, to allow us as much time together as possible. Goodnight my darling and tell Pam I’ve left the Puff Puff for a time.

Always your loving
Harry xxxxx


Harry Redgrave, “To Jessie from Harry Redgrave,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 9, 2022,

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