Postcards from John Goldby to his parents

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Title

Postcards from John Goldby to his parents

Description

Two postcards written by John to his parents. He explains he has been in hospital with a broken ankle.

Creator

Date

1945-01-12
1945-01-16

Temporal Coverage

Spatial Coverage

Language

Format

Two handwritten postcards

Rights

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Identifier

MGoldbyJL139407-200810-010001, MGoldbyJL139407-200810-010002

Transcription

1st card dated 12/1/45 was written from Dulag luft – where John was transferred after leaving hospital – he had sustained a broken ankle when baling out in December 1944.

The second card was written on 16/1/45 at Transit camp Wetzlar (part of the Dulag luft complex)

Cards arrived in UK late April 1945.

Kriegsgefangenenpost

[ink stamp] GEPRÜFT 22 [/ink stamp] Postkarte [ink stamp] Mit Luftpost Par Avion [/ink stamp][postmark]

An

MR. E.L. GOLDBY

Gebührenfrei!

Absender:

Vor- und Zuname:

JOHN LOUIS GOLDBY

[deleted] Gefengenennummer:
Lager-Bezeichnung:
M. -Stammlager Luft 3 [/deleted]

Deutschland (Germany)

[censor stamp]

Empfangsort: SIDCUP, KENT

Straße: 18 HADLOW ROAD

Land : ENGLAND
Landesteil (Provinz usw)

[page break]

Kriegsgefangenenpost

Postkarte

[ink stamp] GEPRÜFT 1 [/ink stamp] [censor stamp]

MRS E L GOLDBY

Empfangsort: 18 HADLOW RD SIDCUP
town

Land : ENGLAND
country

Landesteil KENT
(Provinz usw)
[missing word]

[underlined] Gebührenfrei! [/underlined]

[page break]

Kriegsgefangenenlager

Datum: 12-1-45

Sorry to give you all this worry. I have been in Hospital with a bad ankle but am now quite O.K. Will write again when I get to a permanent camp and then you can write to me.

My fondest love to all at home including George and I hope you are all well. Don’t worry about me, I shall keep in constant touch with you.

God bless you all, your loving son John

[page break]

Dulag-Luft Germany

Date 16-1-45

(No. of Camp only; as may be directed by the Commandant of the Camp.)

I have been taken prisoner of war in Germany. I am in good health – [deleted] slightly wounded [/deleted] (cancel accordingly).

We will be transported from here to another Camp within the next few days. Please don’t write until I give new address.

Kindest regards

Christian Name and Surname: JOHN GOLDBY

Rank: F/LT

Detachment: RAF

(No further details. – Clear legible writing.)

Collection

Citation

John Goldby, “Postcards from John Goldby to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 14, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34466.

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