Letter from Pat Hogan to his father

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Title

Letter from Pat Hogan to his father

Description

Catches up with mail and family news and says that life is monotonous. His new skipper is on a course but would be back soon. Reports arrival of cake and hamper and says not to send anymore and discusses mail. More family and friends news and notes arrival of Australian R.C. chaplain. Finishes by saying he is bored and has not much to write about but had seen three picture shows and been to a dance.

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Date

1945-04-08

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Four sides handwritten airmail letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EHoganPJHoganDH450408

Transcription

HOGAN P.
RAAF AUSPO
LONDON
8/4/45

Dear Dad,

I received your airgraph yesterday written after you received my cable. Thanks for all you did in condolence messages, masses etc. Also for writing old John Smithwick.

I,m pretty well settled down now but the monotony is rotten here. Mac (my new skipper) hasn't yet returned from his course although he expected to be back last Wednesday.

I also had a note from Dr Shelton yesterday & he appeared pretty cut up. Jim, Eileen & Doreen also came to light so I did pretty well yesterday. Incidentally I also received a

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cake from home and a hamper from Phelan's. I'll write to them as soon as I can. As I said before don't bother sending any more. I must send home some more books soon. By the way I'd like to know whether
those 3 envelopes of snaps [inserted] (some South African) [/inserted] came to light.

I had another note from Daisy's friend Miss Burgess yesterday. Dan seems O.K. & pretty happy & cheerful in recent letters. I know I've been neglecting both Eileen & Doreen as far as letters are concerned but you've no idea what an effort it is to try to write these days.

Glad to note [indecipherable word] & the Brunswick folk you called and were all well. Fr Tracey, [indecipherable word] Australian R.C. Chaplain is up here this week end. I had a yarn with him tonight. He was once at Deniliquin.

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Well, Dad, I'm afraid you must excuse my present condition of boredom but I certainly can't find much to write about. Actually it is not quite so bad as it may seem, for I've been seeing about 3 picture shows a week & going on to a dance after it. Also been having a hit at cricket & a kick of football occasionally. The weather is improving a bit again.

Regards & love to all at home.

Pat.

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AIR LETTER

[deleted] A436464 F/S HOGAN [/deleted]
Mr D. H. Hogan
67 Chapel st.,
Bendigo Vic
Australia

A436464 F/S HOGAN P.
RAAF AUSPO
LONDON.

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Citation

P J Hogan, “Letter from Pat Hogan to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 23, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/31892.

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