Letter to Mrs Wareing from F/O C M Walkden

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Title

Letter to Mrs Wareing from F/O C M Walkden

Description

Writes giving details of her husband, his evacuation by the Germans as a prisoner and mentions the condition of his burns which were rapidly improving..

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IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1944-09-11

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One page handwritten letter and envelope

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EWalkdenCMWareingJ440911

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Transcription

[postmark]

Mrs Robert Waring [sic],
56, West Common Gardens,
Scunthorpe,
[underlined] Lincs. [/underlined]

[PASSED BY CENSOR No 15122]

[signature]

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F/O C M Walkden
Bramshott Military Hospital
Bramshott.

Sept 11, 1944.

Dear Mrs Wareing:-

This is just to let you know that I have recently been in close contact with your husband. We were prisoners in the same hospital.

The majority [inserted] (including your husband) [/inserted] were evacuated by the Germans further inland on Aug 28, but myself and a few others required further medical treatment so were kept behind. Since then I have had the good fortune to be recaptured and returned to England. I hope your husband may have had the same good fortune now.

If not, you will be anxiously wondering how he is. He had burns on his face, hands and one leg. His face was completely cleaned up and was unmarked when he left, and the other burns were rapidly improving. Otherwise he was quite well and had a good appetite. His biggest

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Citation

C M Walkden, “Letter to Mrs Wareing from F/O C M Walkden,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 9, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27899.

Item Relations

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