Letter to Hedley Madgett's parents from D Souter

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Letter to Hedley Madgett's parents from D Souter

Description

Writes asking if they have had any further information. Writes that a friend whose son was posted missing on the same operation had been notified as prisoner. Notes change of address as 'I was unfortunate to have a direct hit with a flying bomb on my house'. She was at work but her daughter was at home but in the Anderson Shelter and taken to hospital.

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Date

1944-10-16

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Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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IBCC Digital Archive

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ESoutezDMadgettLR-AG441016

Transcription

9 Provincial Terr
Green Lane
Penge SE 20
Oct 16

Dear Mr & Mrs Madgett,
A few lines hoping they find you both well after all these trying weeks.
I felt I had to write to see if you had heard any further news of your son Bob, as we have reasonly [sic] heard of a young chap that went on the same raid & was presumed killed like our dear boys, his mother received a P.O.W. card from him 3 weeks ago the first news they had received since reported missing, he was seriously injured & says that there are others there but is not allowed to give their names. I must say that this has made me feel more hopeful, that we may one day hear something of our dear boys.
You will note my change of address as I was very unfortunate to have a direct hit with a fly bomb on my house & lost everything I had, I was at work at the time but my daughter was at home & taken to hospital and treated for shock and cut leg lucky for her she was in the Anderson shelter and doesn’t remember anything about it, only to be carried over the debris in the policeman’s arms, but Im [sic] pleased to say after a few weeks in Norfolk she is fit & well again now.
I will now close hoping to hear some good news soon
Yours Sincerely
D Souter
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[front of envelope]
[office stamp]
BROMLEY & BECKENHAM KENT 17 OCT 1944
Mr & Mrs Madgett
127 Longlands Rd
Sidcup
Kent
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[back of envelope]
Mrs Souter
9 Provincial Terr
Green Lane
Penge SE 20

Citation

D Souter, “Letter to Hedley Madgett's parents from D Souter,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 28, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/18734.

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