Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes

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Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes

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Dave has started receiving letters from Betty again. He met acquaintances from England and warns that it may be some time before he returns home. Dave writes that he saw local Indians. He looks forward to marrying Betty, sharing a home and garden with her.

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1944-02-21

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EDaviesDHHughesB440221

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[postmark]

Miss Betty Hughes.
50 Portland Street.
Aberystwyth.
Cardiganshire. Wales.

1653015 SGT Davies D.H.
M.P.O. 304
R.C.A.F.
Ottowa. [sic] Canada.
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1653015 SGT Davies D.H.
M.P.O 304
R.C.A.F.
Ottowa. [sic]
Canada.
21/2/44.

Dearly Beloved.
Received the cable and a letter from you today darling. The letter was posted on the 28th of Jan.
IT [sic] was the first I have received since I arrived here
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They have just started to send them on from Estevan. I suppose I’ll get a lot more now before very long. I also received one from home. Well darling nothing very exciting has happened here since I wrote you last. I have some more of the boys I used to know back in England, and we have been relating to each other our various experiences out here. I don't think you know any of them exept [sic] one perhaps. His name is Bradbury not the fair short one, but the other one. We’ve had no more information about posting darling but I still think we shall be here for quite a while unfortunately. They [missing] anything, but we have a fairly good [missing] I'm wrong about it though. Nothing would [missing] than to get posted from here soon and [missing] again darling. It's still terribly cold here, [missing] manage to survive it, exept [sic] for a few frost bites. I have seen a lot of Indians out here, but they’re not dressed up as we see them in the films, nowadays, but they still live in tents and huts.
I was glad to hear the “Elijah” was coming on so well. I hope I'll be back in time to hear it darling. I'm looking forward to see you in white again, but you wait until you're all dressed up in white that’ will be the day darling. Then we can have that home of our own with a garden. W’ont [sic] it be nice darling. I did receive the letter from Eunice I’ll have to answer it soon too.
Well darling I'm afraid that's all for now. Keep than chin up. and love me always. I'm always thinking of you darling.
All my love darling.
Dave
xxxx
xxxx
xxxx

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Dave Davies, “Letter from Dave Davies to Betty Hughes,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 9, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/19812.

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