Letter from George Dennis to his Family

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Letter from George Dennis to his Family

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A letter written by George to his family. This is a farewell letter to his next of kin. He includes the addresses of four of his crew.

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Five handwritten sheets and an envelope

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IBCC Digital Archive

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EDennisGCDennis[Fam][Date]-01

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F61286

Sgt. Dennis
Farewell Letter
to N.O.K.

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2204350 Sgt Dennis GC
Sgts Mess
RAF Station
North Killingholme
Nr Grimsby.
[underlined] Lincs. [/underlined]

To the best Parents in the World, also Sisters.

I only hope this letter never has to be posted, but if it has to be, it is God’s wish.

I have been on opperations [sic] since the 2nd of November, and I am now taking a small part in helping to defeat Germany. Many men women, and children have been killed in this war, and we have not felt any think [sic]

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much about it, but now it has happened. Please don’t let it worry you to [sic] much. I know it will do, but try to forget. I am very proud of my Family, I hope you are all proud of me.

I am writing this letter with every confidence that I will do my full tour, but when you are in aircrew you know that you may be in England, away from the war in the morning and in the middle of it within the next 4 or 5 hours, but I am doing a job that has to be

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done.

I am going to enclose all the address’s of our crew, and I want you to drop them a few lines.

I have done two, and I know what it is like over there, what we a [sic] doing, and they are doing to us.

Well I will have to close now, as I can’t think of any thing else to say, but I say again, Please try to carry on as if I am still with you, don’t let it get you down.

I still remain and always will remain your Son, and we are all sure to

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meet again some fine day in a world where there are no wars. God Bless you all

Your Loving
Son and Brother
[underlined] George [/underlined]
Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Mr. & Mrs J W Byrne
Petros
21 Gynn Av.
Blackpool
North Shore
[underlined] Lancs. [/underlined]
WIRELESS OPERATORS FATHER.

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MR W R BAILEY
40 BRANCKER RD
KENTON
HARROW
MID-X
BOMBAIMERS FATHER.

MR A A HOOPER
78 TY-COCH RD
SKETTY
SWANSEA
SOUTH WALES.
REAR GUNNERS FATHER.

MR FURBER
STUCKTON
FORDINGBRIDGE
HANTS.
ENGINEERS FATHER.

Citation

George Dennis, “Letter from George Dennis to his Family,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 9, 2023, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/33647.

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