Letter from David Boldy to his father



Letter from David Boldy to his father


Letter from sergeant David Boldy to his father about the excitement of being in action again after a long pause. He saw his Mother in London and hopes his brother Steve completes his finals soon to become a doctor. Mentions daily life and pastimes and hopes that the Japanese advance will be stopped soon.




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923995 F/Sgt. D.A. Boldy.
5, Chepstow Ct.
Chepstow Crescent.
London. W.11.
26th April. 1942.

My darling Dad.

Was awfully pleased to get your letters & all the news. Very glad to hear you are accepting the Secretariship [sic] of the tennis club, & that things are going well. I hope the damn Japs are stopped before they advance much further.

Haven’t been doing too badly lately. Haven’t been to war much [deleted] for [/deleted] lately last night was the first time after quite a while. It was a very exciting trip & we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Came back a few days ago after being on a testing job for ten days. Had a very hectic time & a jolly

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narrow shave. But got away with it thats [sic] all that really matters.

Had a night out in London on the way back. Had quite a party. Also during the ten days went up to London once & saw Mum.

It was a great relief Steve getting through the first part of his finals. He should D.V. be a fully fledged Dr. in no time now. Dr. Boldy will sound jolly nice.

Am due a weeks leave in just over three weeks time. Looking forward to it. Intend to have a really rollicking time.

Will be writing again soon Dad.
Look after yourself & don’t worry.
God bless you. Lots of love.
[underlined] Dave. [/underlined]




David Boldy, “Letter from David Boldy to his father,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed May 23, 2024, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/521.

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