Letter from Robert Wareing to his wife Joan

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Title

Letter from Robert Wareing to his wife Joan

Description

He thanks her for her letter and the one from her mother and says that her photograph is his most treasured possession. He is pleased that she is happy again and thanks all of their friends and family for looking after her, and thanks her for dealing with things in his absence. He hopes it won’t be too long before he is home.

Creator

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

Date

1945-01-18

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Format

Handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Language

Identifier

EWareingRWareingJ450118

Temporal Coverage

Transcription

[inserted] 18/1/45 [/inserted]
[two ink stamps]
[underlined] Kreigsgefangenenpost [/underlined]
RECOVERED P.O.W. MAIL FROM EUROPE RECENTLY RECEIVED BY BRITISH P.O.
An MRS. R. WAREING
Empfangsort: 56, WEST COMMON GARDENS
Strasse: SCUNTHORPE,
Kreis: LINCOLNSHIRE
Land: ENGLAND.
Absender:
Vor- und Zuname: S/L R. WAREING
Gefangenennummer: 86486
Lager-Bezeichnung: M.-Stammlager Luft 1 via M.-Stammlager Luft 3
Deutschland (Allemagne)
[page break]
18/1/45
Hello Joan Darling, I was most pleased to receive your letter & also one from your Mother. Needless to say your photograph is my most treasured possession. I have certainly longed to hear from you. You are far more brave than I & I am contented to know that you are happy again. I am quite fit except that my right hand still troubles me a little, but it can be fixed when I get home again. It is most pleasing to know that so many friends helped you during your trouble. I’m glad to know that Alan is going to see you. Thanks for dealing with everything so efficiently. I bought the suit for our next leave, but it seems to have been delayed a little. At one time I thought I should be home by Xmas. However, it shouldn’t be too long. No Darling I don’t think I shall like the idea of celebrations, although it will be wizzard [sic] to be amongst close friends again. We have a show tomorrow night “Hay Fever”. They are always well acted. Bob is quite fit & well. Please give my regards to everyone & thank your Mother for writing, & Pop for his help. It’s some years since I last saw Fred Skinner. All my love Darling, Yours always Bob xxxxxxxxxxx

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Citation

R Wareing, “Letter from Robert Wareing to his wife Joan,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 12, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/27914.

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