Letter from Kenneth Gill to his parents

SGillK1438901v30046.pdf

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Letter from Kenneth Gill to his parents

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Writes about trying to book somewhere in Scarborough for his next leave and outlines his plans for it. Mentions some places in France that his father used to talk about which were now in the news again. Catches up with family news.

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1944-09-04

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Three page handwritten letter

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SGillK1438901v30046

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[postmark] [postage stamp]

Mr & Mrs. F. Gill.
55, Kyffin Avenue,
Halton,
Leeds,
Yorkshire.

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OFFICERS MESS.
R.A.F. SYERSTON.
Nr. NEWARK.
NOTTS.
SEPT. 4TH./44.

Dear mum & dad,

Just a few lines to let you know I'm still alive and kicking.

This last fortnight I've been writing to various places at Scarborough to try a [sic] book for my next leave. Most places were full up and others won't have young children so I've finally booked a bungalow at Knaresboro' down by the river side, for a week 9th. to 16th. I shan't be there until the 11th. owing to my leave dates but it's worth it to give Vera a change for a few days. I did

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suggest that Vera and her mum should go on the Saturday but I don't know yet whether they will or not.

I'm going straight out there on the Monday so I won't have time to see you before I go; still we'll be down when we get back I'm trying to get nine days this time too.

Well dad several of the places you used to talk about like Bapaume, Arras, Ypres & Mons have come up again this last week; thank goodness there hasn't been the slaughter this time that there was then; we do seem to be pushing him around now don't we; I can't see him lasting much longer now can you?

[P.T.O].

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Well and how is mum these days hope you're keeping well and looking after yourself.

Were you out at the Shaftesbury when Vera called on Wednesday? it rained too hard for her to come down again this last weekend.

I'll have to close now, so keep your chins up and keep smiling.

Your Loving Son.
Ken. [kisses]
David [kisses].

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K Gill, “Letter from Kenneth Gill to his parents,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed June 12, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/35813.

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