Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie

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Title

Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie

Description

Thanks her for cigarettes she sent. States he is on a weeks holiday. Writes of receiving news from friend who was in hospital. Continues with other news of friends.

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Date

1943-04-07

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Two page handwritten letter and envelope

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EDoughtyJCDoughtyW430407

Transcription

[postmark Dagenham, Essex 7 APR 1943] [postage stamp]

W/206227 Pte Doughty. W.
B. Coy. A.F.S.
31, Highfield St.,
Leicester.

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49, Tavistock Gardens,
Ilford,
Essex.

7-4-43

Dear Winnie,

Thank you very much for the cigarettes you sent me, they arrived right on the day, although I dont [sic] see how you can afford them on your money.

I expect you have received my other letter now telling you all the gen., and at the moment I’m having a weeks holiday, and as I’m having a nice lazy time and I’m stinking with money so I’m properly enjoying myself.

I received an airagraph [sic] from Norm today and he has changed his ship he’s now on the “British [deleted] S [/deleted] Hope”, as he been in hospital for a month with acute “appendiats” [sic] (that’s how he spells it, but?) for a month, and he says he nearly forget to recover.

Roy is comming [sic] home on the 14TH

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and I’m going on the 12TH still he can still see me in the evenings, if he comes up to London.

Well thats [sic] all for now, hope I see you some-time during the next 20 yrs.

Lots of Love.

[underlined] Jim. [/underlined]

P.S. I shall [underlined] not [/underlined] be a Sprog.

Please excuse crude envelope but I have run out of them.

[underlined] Jim. [/underlined]

Citation

J C Doughty, “Letter from Jimmy Doughty to his sister Winnie,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed February 22, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/38915.

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