Letter to Mrs Joan Wareing from Flying Officer Charles Walkden

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Letter to Mrs Joan Wareing from Flying Officer Charles Walkden

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He writes that he has recently been in close contact with her husband, Squadron Leader Robert Wareing as they were prisoners in the same hospital. He advises that her husband, with others, were evacuated by the Germans but that he, himself, remained as he required further medical treatment and has since been recaptured and returned to England. He is currently in hospital at Bramshott Military Hospital. He hopes that her husband may have had the same good fortune, but if not, he reassures her that her husband is well, apart from burns on his face, hands and a leg, which are clearing up. He mentions that he is Canadian, has a fractured thigh and is encased in a cast at the present time.

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1944-09-11

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One page typewritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWalkdenCMWareingJ440911

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F/O C.M. Walkden,
Bramshott Military Hospital,
Bramshott.
Sept. 11th 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, including your husband, were evacuated by the Germans further inland on August 28th 1944, 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. [deleted] [indecipherable word] [/deleted] He had burns on his face, hands, and one leg. His face was completely cleared 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 moan was that he could not get a shave. I can assure you, you have nothing to worry about.
I have a fractured thigh but am encased in cast from chest to left knee and right foot. I am a Canadian but sure am glad to be back in England.
Now I will close, again hoping that your husband has had the same good fortune as myself.
Yours sincerely,
Charles Walkden.
86235 S/L Wareing.

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C Walkden, “Letter to Mrs Joan Wareing from Flying Officer Charles Walkden ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 8, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/28252.

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