Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents



Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents


Letter number 20. Had just woken up at 11 am after being on duty previous night which he wrote was a piece of cake. All the boys were OK. Says they will go the sergeants mess party that evening. Comments on weather, health and catches up with news. Discusses mess bill and pay issues. Concludes with domestic news.




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Two page handwritten letter and envelope


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Mr. & Mrs. H. E. Hudson.
191. Halifax Road.
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Letter No. [underlined] 20 [/underlined]
Thursday. 1.20 pm
My Dear Mother & Dad,
I am writing this letter to you just after lunch. I got up at 11 am. having been on duty last night. Quite a light duty in fact I enjoyed, [inserted] it [/inserted] it was a piece of cake & gave me great satisfaction. The boys & Rooster are all O.K. Tonight I expect we shall be going over to the Sgts’ Mess Party after dinner, so we should have a good time. The weather today is really lovely & I am feeling quite restored as is Jack Ham. No I did not develop a sore throat & I am sorry to hear that Mother has been troubled with one. I hope it will be better now.
Your Wed. letter arrived this lunch time. I hope Dad will not develop my technique if he continues
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delivering the hats to ladies. Does he stay to make sure they fit?
I paid my Mess Bill (£4-10-0) in cash yesterday. This afternoon I have to go to Pay Accounts. Probably it is something to do with my pay. Mortimer got his through a few days ago & he was commissioned about ten days before I was.
I am glad to hear that Mother’s spring cleaning activities are now over & I hope she will be able to rest. I arranged for my laundry to go to the laundry today & also I am having the furniture in my room moved round so that the bed will be near the window. There have been [underlined] no [/underlined] changes here since I got back from leave.
‘Bye for now, all my love & best wishes. Douglas.



J D Hudson, “Letter from Douglas Hudson to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 5, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/23012.

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