Letter from Wally Layne to his wife



Letter from Wally Layne to his wife


Reports he is fit and well and mentions when her last letter had arrived. Says he is tired after playing football, tennis and rugby with more to come. Mentions doing laundry and that he might take up baseball. Discusses acquaintances in camp and says he will not do anything silly, just waiting until the end of the war.




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April 21/44 My dearest Joan, I hope you all keeping well. I am defininatley [sic] fitter than I have been for ten years. The last letters from you were received on Easter Monday, there hasn't been any since, it doesn't come very regularly. I am feeling tired and shall be in bed soon. I played football this morning, team-quoits this afternoon and Rugby this evening. I am on my knees. I have a game of football tomorrow, in between games I did my laundry, God how I hate the job, I seem to get more soap in the articles than I can get out. I am taking up baseball in the near future. I don't think there are any Grantham boys here, not in this lager anyway, but I have met two lads I was at school with and there are several from Scunthorpe, Harry Morton's brother in law amongst them. The razor blades in my parcel were a queer lot, not very sharp, were they new, not all of them would fit the razor. I hope you are not worrying about me at all, you have no need to, I am not intending to do anything silly, just waiting until the end of the war before I come home. I hope and think that will be next year. I hope the baby is ok, give it plenty of gripe water and keep it teetotal, it can smoke if it wants. Love Walter



W H Layne, “Letter from Wally Layne to his wife ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 5, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30796.

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