Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie

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Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie

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Thanks her for postal order. Writes of his routine during training in Torquay. Mentions recent journey back to base.

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Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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[postmark] [postage stamp]

W/206227 Pte Doughty
Joseph Johns Hostel
1, Crescent St
Leicester

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4 Sqdn. C. Flight,
St. James Hotel
Torquay
Devon,

Dear Win,

Just received your letter containing a postal order, but although its very kind of you to send it, I think you have more need of it than me,

At the moment we are all on fatigues and I’m in the squadron stores, our work today has consisted of reading, sleeping, and now writing. Ive [sic] passed all the exams this time and so I shall soon be going on to the next stage.

Having just returned I’m afraid I havent [sic] much to write about. Norm carried my kit bag all the way to Paddington, and we arrived up there at 1.28 and I just caught the 1.30 boy it was a near thing, that [deleted] the [/deleted] train being the last that day.

Well thats [sic] about all I can think of so I’ll end my blather, and

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get some more sleeping hours in

Best of Luck

[underlined] Jim [/underlined]

PS I thought I was in a bad shape on returning but have just found out 15 blokes went sick this morning.

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J C Doughty, “Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed April 13, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38911.

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