Letter to Wally Layne from his wife

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Title

Letter to Wally Layne from his wife

Description

Catches up with recent mail and family baby matters and other activities. Continues with news of acquaintances.

Creator

Date

1944-11-16

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

Two sided handwritten prisoner of war letter form

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

ELayneAJLayneWH441116

Transcription

Date: Thursday, November 16/44

Hello darling - I’m actually answering a letter, as I received a long awaited one today after a period of practically three months without. I am looking forward to learning again, as you mentioned you were moving once more. When I know where you are I have some photographs to send of David. He has two bottom teeth and has more coming through and consequently is rather fretful. I have bought him some white woollen helmets, and he certainly does look good in them – he has such a cute little face. I had a letter from Brigg yesterday, Mrs Layne has been talking to a girl whose boy friend has seen and conversed with you. I bought David a high chair yesterday. Ben Twilley called again to see me, he goes back tomorrow. I havent been out today, I’ve had such a lot to do. I feel really tired as I was awake practically all night with David. I rang the shop this morning to let them know I had heard from you. Frank has gone back to Brigg after a lengthy stay at Mablethorpe. I do hope you get your parcels okay. I have sent three in all, but of course am unable to continue, lets hope you wont be there long enough to need them. I was awfully glad to know you have not lost weight. I do so wonder about you dear – you are never out of my thought’s. There is quite a possibility we shall be seeing Mick Moore – he is near Auntie Emmie’s home. Its just about a year since he was here. We had a sprinkling of snow yesterday, which fortunately soon disappeared. Shirley has gone to London to see a friend of hers married off to an American. Are you with Robbie now? I heard from Molly yesterday, there was

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[underlined] Prisoner of War Post [/underlined]
KRIEGSGEFANGENENPOST
SERVICE DES PRISONNIERS DE GUERRE
[post mark]

RANK & NAME: F/O WALTER H. LAYNE O.F.C.
BRITISH PRISONER OF WAR No.: 605 [inserted] LUFT 3 [/inserted]
CAMP NAME & NO: STAMLAGER 357. BLOCK 142.
COUNTRY: DEUTSCHLAND.

FROM

MRS W. H. LAYNE.
97 HARLAXTON ROAD,
GRANTHAM. LINCS.
ENGLAND.

[rubber stamp]

a message too from Helen – she and Dandy wish you a happy Christmas. I must get busy on some gifts, I shart [sic] given many this year – one cannot enter into the spirit of things under the circumstances – my heart is with you, and the promise of our future together. I love you and our little son, and once we are united the world will seem alright again. God Bless Darling. Look after yourself. Love from David.

[missing words]

Collection

Citation

W H Layne, “Letter to Wally Layne from his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 18, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30746.

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