Letter to Allan Smith from Uncle Herbert

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Title

Letter to Allan Smith from Uncle Herbert

Description

He tells Allan about family news and wishes him Merry Christmas.

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Date

1944-12-15

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Language

Format

One handwritten letter

Publisher

IBCC Digital Archive

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Identifier

EMateHSmithAC441215-0001, EMateHSmithAC441215-0002

Transcription

15/12/44

Dear Allan.

Just a few lines in answer to your Card which we got this morning, I hope these few lines finds you in the best of health as it leaves us all here. We had a letter from Maurice this morning to say he cannot get home for Xmas, But will be home for the new year, he has lost the sight of his left eye also he has a bullet wound in his right arm and one in his left leg but he is in hospital in Scotland. We have also had one from Walter he is in Italy with the Parachute Troops I have had a letter from your Mother and Auntie Lydia this morning also one from your Kathleen I have sent Maurice your address and a P.O.W. Letter so I suppose you will be getting one from him before long. I hope you are getting along very well in Germany, and that you will soon be home again. Well Allan I shall have to close as I want to get post, but I will say thank you very much for your most Welcome Card, So here,s [sic] wishing you a

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Merry Christmas and May you Spend the next one at home Cherrio [sic] for the Present and write back from Jean, Pat and Uncle Herbert.

[underlined] 62 [/underlined]
28th March 1945

FROM (SENDER’S FULL NAME & ADDRESS)
MR. HERBERT MATE
WINDSOR Farm.
BLACKMORE 007.
LINTHWAITE.
HUDDERSFIELD.
YORKSHIRE.
ENGLAND.
U.K.

PRISONER OF WAR POST

[ink stamp]

[postage stamp and postmark]

AIR MAIL
Par Avion

RANK & NAME: SGT. A. C. SMITH.
PRISONER OF WAR NO.: 263625
CAMP NAME & NO.: STALAG IVB.
COUNTRY: GERMANY

[ink stamp]

Collection

Citation

Uncle Herbert, “Letter to Allan Smith from Uncle Herbert,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed January 28, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33373.

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