Postcard to prisoner of war John Valentine from his wife Ursula



Postcard to prisoner of war John Valentine from his wife Ursula


Writes about first parcel she has sent and asks him to let her know what he needs. Mentions she has not gotten his personal kit back yet and that she will send books and smokes when she has his prisoner of war number.



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Two sided typewritten postcard


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Mrs. J. Valentine Lido,
Tenterden Grove,
Hendon, N.W.4.
July 15th 1942

I sent off your first next-of-kin parcel yesterday - hope you get it before Xmas! It is all dull stuff, clothes, will send more warm things next time and more socks. Please let me know as soon as poss. just what you need - a rug, for instance? Have you still got your flying boots & gloves, or shall I send warm ones? I couldn’t send decent hankies as they have embroidered initials which are not allowed. I haven’t got the rest of your kit back from the unit yet - thanks for the gift of the tennis racquet, afraid I shan’t get many offers of a game! Let me know when this arrives, I believe p.c's go quicker than letters so it may race Nos.1-5. We will send books and smokes as soon as we have your p-o-w number, but I sent off the clothes without waiting for it, as you need them so urgently.

All my love for ever Ursula.



Ursula Valentine, “Postcard to prisoner of war John Valentine from his wife Ursula,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 20, 2021,

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