Letter to Hedley Madgett's parents

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Title

Letter to Hedley Madgett's parents

Description

From Mr and Mrs J Girdwood thanking them for the cutting they sent. Confirms their sons grave in in Venlo Holland along with all his crew. Sorry that Madgetts have no news of Hedley's grave. Writes that their daughter a nursing sister had died after an operation which she never got over.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1946-07-01

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Format

Two page handwritten letter

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Identifier

EGirdwoodJ-HMadgettLR-AG460701

Transcription

4 Main Street
Muirskirk
Ayrshire.
1/7/46

Dear Mr & Mrs Madgett
Received the cutting out of your local paper I must thank you very much.
You were wondering about my son’s grave, well he is buried in a Military Cemetery Venlo Holland. All the crew are buried there. We are very sorry you have not found out where your dear boy Hedley is buried, we hope you will get news through time.
We have had a big loss our Dear Daughter Helen aged 32 years. She was a Nursing Sister in a Military Hopital, she had a kidney removed and never got over it. She was buried
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here in Muirskirk a month ago. This cruel war has taken two of my family but we have got to bear it.
I am not good at writing letters as you will notice My eldest daughter does all the letter writing to save me the trouble.
Thanking both you and Mr Madgett for your kindness,
We remain
Yours sincerely
Mrs. & Mr Jas Girdwood

Citation

J Girdwood, “Letter to Hedley Madgett's parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 20, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18703.

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