Letter from Wally Layne to his wife



Letter from Wally Layne to his wife


Reports arrival of twelve letters from various people. Comments on lost acquaintances and notes a part of her letter was blacked out. Says he is thinking of taking up book keeping and salesmanship. Asks her to send photographs and says he has no worries about her.




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One page handwritten letter


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Feb 22/44

My dearest wife, Today was a jubilee, twelve letters arrived for me, one from Mrs Mac, two Dot, one a fellow at Cambridge, six from you and a terrific epistle from Bob Brocklesby, showing everlasing gratitude for our friendship, made me embarrassed. I am afraid I can give Mrs Wilkinson no hope nor Mrs Page, altho I did not actually see Harry's end, I can't say anything at all definate [sic] about the other bloke. A bit in your letter was blacked out, the line following it was 'Lois & I will meet in London, I am a curious devil I suppose I shall find out when the war is over. I am thinking of taking up book-keeping and salesmanship, but I dont [sic] seem able to concentrate at it, I have read some very good books while I have been here, fiction, travel and of course fishing. I shall be very glad to get some snaps from you, send a lot, send the colored[sic] one I had on the squadron. Send plenty of pyjamas to me, they are about the only clothes the red + dont [sic] issue, you are quite right they are a wonderful body. I couldn't read a bit in Dots [sic] letter, it reffered[sic] to something you found in my belongings, what was it. This is my last letter for this month, I shall be glad when next months come along. I am glad you are keeping so well I have no worries about you at all, a strong country girl like you all should be ok. Robbie received a letter from you and from Lois on the same day he was very thrilled and thanks you. The weather still keeps cold but I suppose it is natural for East Prussia, I am quite well wrapped up. Love Walt x



W H Layne, “Letter from Wally Layne to his wife,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed November 28, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30791.

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