Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents



Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents


Letter number 7. Writes he has been in bed all day resting after duties of the night. Says he and the boys are all OK. Had not been to town since last Wednesday. Thanks them for their letter but is concerned they would not get this one from him due to lack of post service on Sunday. Asks if they knew that his leave had been put back until 7 March. Mentions getting eggs to eat twice. Catches up with family news. Writes that he needs to get washed and rooster sends regards.




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No. 7.
[postage stamp]
Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Hudson.
191. Halifax Road.
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[underlined] Letter No. 7. [/underlined]
Saturday. 6.15 pm.
My Dear Mother & Dad,
Saturday evening, and all’s well. I have just had tea my first meal since breakfast at 6.15 this morning, as I have been in bed all day resting after the duties! of the night.
Again I am pleased to be able to tell you that I and the boys are all O.K. Most of us are in the billet by the usual fire and as yet there are no ‘bottles’ on the mantlepiece. I think this will be called Hamiltons Corner before long.
Haven’t been to town since
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last Monday when we went to see the Variety show at the Palace.
I was pleased to receive your Friday letter this evening & I thank you for your wishes and loving messages. We shall do our best, don’t you worry.
The thing that is worrying me at the moment is whether you will get this letter before Tuesday; because I don’t think there is any local despatch tomorrow, Sunday.
I am wondering if you received my letter last week telling that our leave had been put back until March 7th. You have not said anything about
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it in your letters so I thought it better to mention it again now in case you started wondering.
I had an egg for my meal yesterday afternoon, & when I returned this morning I had two, besides a raw egg & two oranges which I drew as rations yesterday. (I didn’t eat the raw egg & oranges).
I am sorry to hear that Mrs. Chester is so ill & hope to learn soon that she is better. No I cannot go back as far as 1916 to remember the time when Mother had the same complaint. That is a silly thing to say isn’t it.
I expect we shall be
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turning in about 11 o’clock tonight & as we have been in bed for over eight hours today we should be feeling quite restored by tomorrow.
I haven’t had a wash or a shave since I got up at tea time, a dreadful admission I am afraid, so I had better remedy that right now.
Rooster sends his regards & is very well behaved. He [underlined] must [/underlined] have a pedigree. I am glad we got him when he was young.
Best of luck & keep smiling. All my love as at all times.



J D Hudson, “Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 28, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/22949.

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