Letter from Pat Hogan to Jim Hogan

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Letter from Pat Hogan to Jim Hogan

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Writes that he had just returned from leave in Cornwall of which he gives some details. Says not much he can write about but he had met many chaps of his acquaintance who he mentions.

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1944-04-13

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One page handwritten letter

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EHoganPJHoganJS440413

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To: Rev J S HOGAN
[deleted address]

794852
[date stamped 15 APR 1944

Sender:
Aus 436464 Sgt HOGAN P.J. RAAF ANSPO LONDON 15-4-44

Dear Jim,

As I’ve written home fairly regularly of late I suppose you’ve heard most of my doings. I’ve just returned from a spot of leave in the country and, although it was very quiet, I rather enjoyed it. It was pouring rain – it apparently always does in Cornwall – and the country certainly shows the benefit of it. The chap I went with, Mick Flanagan, was formerly a farmer. The first couple of days he spent boasting of his accomplishments and consequently talked us into all the jobs about the place. However we really enjoyed it although, whatever it was, I always [two unreadable words] previous experience. Amongst everything else we had plenty of riding[?] & must have reduced the pony’s girth considerably.

There is not much I can write about without losing my [unreadable word] so you can just take it that everything is O.K. I have met [unreadable word] of chaps of my acquaintance. It is amazing whom you really do meet. I wasn’t speaking to him but I think I saw Maurice [three or four unreadable words]. He must have only been passing through for I’ve not seen him again. “Shorty” O’[unreadable name], from your parish, is no longer with me. We are lucky to have a Church not far from [three or four unreadable words] I’ve only heard from home twice I’m rather behind [unreadable word] with the news, but Eileen was over her operation then and everyone else was aparently[sic] alright. I hope you like Wang”

Regards and God’s blessings. Pat

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P J Hogan, “Letter from Pat Hogan to Jim Hogan,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed September 29, 2021, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32050.

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