Letter from Wally Layne to his wife



Letter from Wally Layne to his wife


Says he writes regularly and hope his letters are getting through but he has had none from her for two months. Says he is an an army camp now and they get their mail regularly. He says he will move camp again the next day and will write when able to. Hopes baby is doing well and and says everyone is confident that the war will be over soon. Says he has not received his second parcel and hopes it will arrive when they had settled in a camp again.




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Aug 6/44. My dearest Joan, I hope you are keeping well and are receiving plenty of mail from me. I write regularly and can only hope that they are getting thru’ to you. I have not heard from you for two months now and I don’t suppose there will be any for us for some time. We are at an army camp now and the army fellows get their mail thro’ [one indecipherable word] aid, I envy them. We move camps again tomorrow, our second move in less than three weeks, we don’t know where we are going to but I will write you as soon as I am able. I hope baby is getting on all right, I should love to see him, perhaps it won’t be very long before I am home. Everyone here is very confident that the end of the war is in sight, I hope they are right, [deleted] I [/deleted] it seems to have gone on for a lifetime. I hope you have sent some photos to me of David, and I hope I receive them [one indecipherable word] I haven’t received my second personal parcel yet, no doubt it will come thru’ when we get settled at a camp again, I hope so altho there is nothing I am wanting except the chocolate. I haven’t lost any weight since I have been a POW, I was weighed a week or two ago and was an ounce or two under ten stone. Give my love to David and lots to you. Walt.



W H Layne, “Letter from Wally Layne to his wife ,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 29, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/30801.

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