Letter from C Walker to Phyllis Clark

EWalkerCAMClarkPI440331.pdf

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Letter from C Walker to Phyllis Clark

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Part of letter. Mentions things were dull as activity had stopped due to flu epidemic., but the British doctor has it under control. Says he had written to Australia house asking to be sent home via England. Comments that Australian air force men could give a good account of themselves but he was not sure about soldiers. Catches up with other gossip.

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1944-03-31

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Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EWalkerCAMClarkPI440331

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[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]

[postmark]

[postmark] Stalag 383 15 Geprüft [/postmark

An Mrs PHYLLIS I. CLARK

Empfangsort: WELLINGBOROUGH.
STRAße: 16 HATTON Avenue.
Kreis: NORTHANTS.
Land: ENGLAND.
Landesteil (Provinz use.)

[underlined] Gebührenfreil [/underlined]

[page break]

Absender:

Vor- und Zuname: CH. A.M. WALKER

Gefangenennummer: [indecipherable]

Lager-Bezeichung:

[underlined] Deutschland (Allemagne) [/underlined]

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Thanks, sweetheart for today’s letter, with it came this from Aussie, so it was a good day for me. Things here have been very dull, our schools, theatres & debates have been taboo, because a mild flu epedemic,, the British doctors, particularly good men, have it now under control, so with the improvement of weather we should soon be able to move about again. I have written to Australia House, asking of the possibilities of be-ing sent home via England, am waiting on a reply. I understand that most Aussies have written, we may be able to talk them into it.

I’m glad sweetheart that you’re meeting some decent Aussies. I think most of the Air-force boys will give a good account of themselves, I’m not so sure of the soldiers, but if we get there, I’ll pick out the best of my mates & bring them

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[duplicate sentence] of themselves, I’m not so sure of the soldiers, but if we get there, I’ll pick out the best of my mates & bring them [/duplicate sentence] along. A couple of them, incidentally, will thank you as warmly as I do for the cigarette parcels you send me, we share everything & lately your parcels have kept us smok-ing. Fred mentioned a family photo you had sent, it has apparently gone astray, would you [indecipherable word] one in your next letter.

I’ll bet Nancy was excited going to her first dance, I would like to have been taking Dermot’s place. Have you had any mail from Gladys? Les tells me she has opened a business outside Melbourne. She’s a marvellous girl.

Best to Fred’s family

Love, [underlined] Will [/underlined]

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Citation

CH A M Walker, “Letter from C Walker to Phyllis Clark,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 3, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/32570.

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