Letter to Joan Wareing from G Gouter

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Title

Letter to Joan Wareing from G Gouter

Description

Letter of sympathy for her missing husband and mentions worries over conditions encountered by soldiers in Normandy.

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Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-08-27

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Format

Two page handwritten letter

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Identifier

EGouterGWareingJ440827

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Transcription

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TEL. 2112. “KISTOR,”
11, HILL CREST AVENUE,
MARKET HARBOROUGH.
27th August 1944

Dear Mrs Wareing,

Thank you very much for your letter, which I was pleased receive a short time ago. I am sorry I did not answer it before, but I am afraid private letters have to be left.

I have only just heard the sad news that your husband is “missing”. I do not know how to express our

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Sympathy to you, for I know you must be feeling very sad & lonely. But I do want you to know that your friends are thinking about you, and “feeling” for you.

Yes, these are sad and worrying days for many people. My boy is out in Normandy, and I can assure you he is in my thoughts night and day. I do not like to think of these boys having no cover either night or day, wet or fine, and I think it is awful for them to have to sleep in the open fields, with no protection even in a thunderstorm.

Well! Please accept our sympathy in your sad time. Yours sincerely G. Gouter.

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Citation

G Gouter, “Letter to Joan Wareing from G Gouter,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed March 6, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27841.

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