Letter from Reg Wilson to his parents

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Title

Letter from Reg Wilson to his parents

Description

This is his first letter from a prisoner of war camp. He is well and includes a list of items to be sent via the Red Cross.

Creator

Date

1944-02-02

Temporal Coverage

Language

Format

One handwritten letter on a printed form

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Contributor

Identifier

EWilsonRCWilsonWJ-M440202-0001, EWilsonRCWilsonWJ-M440202-0002

Transcription

[underlined] Kriegsgefangenenpost [/underlined]

[ink stamp] [inserted] Received 24 3 44 [/inserted] [postmark]

An MR & MRS W.J. WILSON
38, JOYDON DRIVE

[stamp]

Empfangsort: CHADWELL HEATH
Straße: ROMFORD
Kreis: ESSEX
Land: ENGLAND

[page break]

Absender:

Vor- und Zuname: REGINALD C. WILSON
Gefangenennummer: 270098

[page break]

My dear Mum Dad & [indecipherable word] 2-2-44

Well I did not expect a fortnight ago that I would be a P.O.W but I must at least thank God that I am alive and quite well. Much has happened since the 20th Jan and it still seem a dream or perhaps should I say nightmare, the change over is terrific. I am with John Bushell my rear gunner, the bombaimer and Pilot are safe though I have not seen them, of the others I know nothing. All I can say now is that we caught on fire and we had to bale out. I have just reached this camp and this is my first letter. I will write you 1 letter & 2 cards every month, you please write as often as possible. The Red Cross is no doubt our salvation and I hope they will help you at home. Please send some underclothes, socks, toothpaste, cigarettes and photos, tell Pat I shall write to her as soon as possible and give her my love. Things are not too bad here, Red Cross parcels are our mainstay, and the army fellows are very helpful. All my love

Reg

Citation

Reg Wilson, “Letter from Reg Wilson to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 22, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35662.

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