Continuation of previous letter form Pat Hogan to Miss Marie Hogan



Continuation of previous letter form Pat Hogan to Miss Marie Hogan


Apologises for not sending birthday greetings. Catches up with news of friends who had lost colleagues. Says he does not need further parcels. Catches up with family news and says he has some addresses in Ireland. Catches up with more family gossip. Some of the pages are damaged and unreadable.




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Four sided handwritten airmail letter


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A436464 F/S HOGAN

Dear Marie,

Continuing from where I left off I'm afraid I must apologise for not wishing you birthday greetings earlier but I hope my cable arrived in time. I know I should have thought of it earlier to write in time to tell you to get yourself something you needed the same for Eileen. Still it is not too late now at least I'm in time I hope for Kevin & Dad.

Had a letter recently from Jack Brennan. He was very down in the dumps. His pilot has just been killed as well as about 7 other chaps with whom we trained at home & who were on his squadron. Sid Brown with whom we were both very thick has also gone in recently

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I wrote to Mrs Evelley some time back. If she mentions it please tell her not to bother sending further parcels for as I previously explained I don't really need them.

Glad to note in the air letter I received last night from Dad that he is sending me all the news about the family history for I do want to go to Ireland whilst I have the opportunity. I took the trouble this week of finding out all I could about getting [illegible words] civvy clothes [illegible words] I've also got a couple of addresses to go to – one in Dublin & one in Waterford.

You might also tell Dad I intended calling on Flegg & Son the last day I was in London. However on checking the address in the telephone directory found they had moved to a place called Walton-on the-Hill in Surrey about an hour out on the electric train.

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In any case I just couldn't make it. Dad seems very elated about his leave in the hills. Which reminds me, Eileen will be crook on me for not writing sooner. Actually I started to write from Dulverton but I don't know what happened. At least the cable may have given her a temporary restoration to forward.

Also had an airgraph from Jim last night but so far have managed to decypher [sic] only [illegible words] it. Gather he [indecipherable words] temporary [indecipherable words]

Sorry [indecipherable words] all to her liking but it still may turn out alright. Congrats to the laddie for doing so well with his Inter, although I believe he looks a little small for a sergeant in the Cadet Corps.

This issue should suffice for now. Again apologies & best wishes for your birthday & thanks for the pyjamas which are just as reqd.

Love to you all Pat.

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Miss M. Hogan
67 Chapel St.,
Bendigo Vic


A436464 F/S HOGAN



P J Hogan, “Continuation of previous letter form Pat Hogan to Miss Marie Hogan,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 19, 2024,

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