“Jack’s war” – twenty years in the British Army , item 23

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 Letter 1: 

Sept

18


Dear wife just a line to let

you know I am alright hoping to

fined you the same well

I got the xoxo alright But

nearly Droped when I opened

they Box they two Bottels

wher Broken and not a

Drop left I curse you may

have packed right no matter

Better Luck next time I

must see you wont be at a

lose over them & think

if you had to put it

one Bottle it mite been

Better it cant be helped

how they Photo of you a

Vera is grand it you

that looks fine & it

I would like to say more

But I cant you can

geuss they Rest


 Letter 2 

June 

29

18


My Dear wife just an answer to

ever kind and welcome

letter as I am glad to see by it

that you are quite well and

in the Best of health as it

leaves myself tip top tanke

god well dear wife I got

your Photo all right and

it you that looks well you

seam to have got a bit stout

I don't mean round the you

know gess but it is a fine

one I must keep it safe

what about sending me

mine I like to see it

well dear wife you said not

to squeeze it too tight

when I got it no then not till

I get home and get the

reail stuff


 Letter 3: 

No 604807

Pte Bates

58 P O W Coy

S 86

France

B E F


 Letter 4: 

Well Dear tell Tom and 

mother I asking for them

and hope they Don't get

Flu I hope littel Peg is

well I think it take

lot off they flu to 

knock him over I am

sorry to hear about  ... 

bit green is sick I hope she

be better soon tell Mrs

Norris I wish her and Joe

the best off luck and

Johnnie and Minnie are

well I hope Neddy and him

are well to I suppose I

would have to laugh at

you and Frannie I suppose

you wher tow sick


 Letter 5: 

I get anything for you are

you short how tell if

you are send you the price

of one I am on the tack

now I don't no when I

get home hope it wont be 

long I am sorry to hear

about the mills bean shut

down there will be a lot trow

out of work tell Jack

McLaughlin I was asking

for him if you can get

the watch the little black

one I gave you send it to

me that the long

paper you where to send

to me I am glad to hear

that my father and mother

is well tell Johnnie



Transcription saved

 Letter 1: 

Sept

18


Dear wife just a line to let

you know I am alright hoping to

fined you the same well

I got the xoxo alright But

nearly Droped when I opened

they Box they two Bottels

wher Broken and not a

Drop left I curse you may

have packed right no matter

Better Luck next time I

must see you wont be at a

lose over them & think

if you had to put it

one Bottle it mite been

Better it cant be helped

how they Photo of you a

Vera is grand it you

that looks fine & it

I would like to say more

But I cant you can

geuss they Rest


 Letter 2 

June 

29

18


My Dear wife just an answer to

ever kind and welcome

letter as I am glad to see by it

that you are quite well and

in the Best of health as it

leaves myself tip top tanke

god well dear wife I got

your Photo all right and

it you that looks well you

seam to have got a bit stout

I don't mean round the you

know gess but it is a fine

one I must keep it safe

what about sending me

mine I like to see it

well dear wife you said not

to squeeze it too tight

when I got it no then not till

I get home and get the

reail stuff


 Letter 3: 

No 604807

Pte Bates

58 P O W Coy

S 86

France

B E F


 Letter 4: 

Well Dear tell Tom and 

mother I asking for them

and hope they Don't get

Flu I hope littel Peg is

well I think it take

lot off they flu to 

knock him over I am

sorry to hear about  ... 

bit green is sick I hope she

be better soon tell Mrs

Norris I wish her and Joe

the best off luck and

Johnnie and Minnie are

well I hope Neddy and him

are well to I suppose I

would have to laugh at

you and Frannie I suppose

you wher tow sick


 Letter 5: 

I get anything for you are

you short how tell if

you are send you the price

of one I am on the tack

now I don't no when I

get home hope it wont be 

long I am sorry to hear

about the mills bean shut

down there will be a lot trow

out of work tell Jack

McLaughlin I was asking

for him if you can get

the watch the little black

one I gave you send it to

me that the long

paper you where to send

to me I am glad to hear

that my father and mother

is well tell Johnnie




Transcription history
  • April 12, 2018 21:26:04 Thomas A. Lingner

     Letter 1: 

    Sept

    18


    Dear wife just a line to let

    you know I am alright hoping to

    fined you the same well

    I got the xoxo alright But

    nearly Droped when I opened

    they Box they two Bottels

    wher Broken and not a

    Drop left I curse you may

    have packed right no matter

    Better Luck next time I

    must see you wont be at a

    lose over them & think

    if you had to put it

    one Bottle it mite been

    Better it cant be helped

    how they Photo of you a

    Vera is grand it you

    that looks fine & it

    I would like to say more

    But I cant you can

    geuss they Rest


     Letter 2 

    June 

    29

    18


    My Dear wife just an answer to

    ever kind and welcome

    letter as I am glad to see by it

    that you are quite well and

    in the Best of health as it

    leaves myself tip top tanke

    god well dear wife I got

    your Photo all right and

    it you that looks well you

    seam to have got a bit stout

    I don't mean round the you

    know gess but it is a fine

    one I must keep it safe

    what about sending me

    mine I like to see it

    well dear wife you said not

    to squeeze it too tight

    when I got it no then not till

    I get home and get the

    reail stuff


     Letter 3: 

    No 604807

    Pte Bates

    58 P O W Coy

    S 86

    France

    B E F


     Letter 4: 

    Well Dear tell Tom and 

    mother I asking for them

    and hope they Don't get

    Flu I hope littel Peg is

    well I think it take

    lot off they flu to 

    knock him over I am

    sorry to hear about  ... 

    bit green is sick I hope she

    be better soon tell Mrs

    Norris I wish her and Joe

    the best off luck and

    Johnnie and Minnie are

    well I hope Neddy and him

    are well to I suppose I

    would have to laugh at

    you and Frannie I suppose

    you wher tow sick


     Letter 5: 

    I get anything for you are

    you short how tell if

    you are send you the price

    of one I am on the tack

    now I don't no when I

    get home hope it wont be 

    long I am sorry to hear

    about the mills bean shut

    down there will be a lot trow

    out of work tell Jack

    McLaughlin I was asking

    for him if you can get

    the watch the little black

    one I gave you send it to

    me that the long

    paper you where to send

    to me I am glad to hear

    that my father and mother

    is well tell Johnnie



  • March 31, 2018 18:50:45 Craig Duncan

     Letter 1: 

    Sept

    18


    Dear wife just a line to ley

    you know I am alright hoping to

    fined you the same well

    I got the xoxo alright But

    nearly Droped when I opened

    they Box they two Bottels

    where Broken and not a

    Drop left I curse you may

    have packed right no matter

    Better Luck next time I

    must see you wont be at a

    lose over them & think

    if you had to put it

    one Bottle it mite been

    Better it cant be helped

    how they Photo of you a

    Vera is grand it you

    that looks fine  ...  it

    I would like to say more

    But I cant you can geuss they Rest


     Letter 2 

    June 

    29

    18


    My Dear wife just an answer to

     ...  kind and welcome

    letter as I am glad to see by it

    that you are quite well and

    in the Best of health as it

    leaves myself up top tanke

    god well dear wife I got

    your Photo all right and

    it you that looks well you

    seam to have got a bit stout

    I don't mean sound the you

    know  ... gess but it is a fine

    one I must keep it safe

    what about sending me

    mine I like to see it

    well dear wife you said not

    to squeeze it too tight

    when I got it no then not till

    I get home and get the

    reail stuff


     Letter 3: 

    No 604807 ... 

    Pte Bates

    58 P O W Coy

    S 86

    France

    B E F


     Letter 4: 

    Well Dear tell Tom and 

    mother I asking for them

    and hope they Don't get

    Flu I hope lettil Peg is

    well I think it take

    lo ... t off they  ...  to  ... 


    knock him over I am

    sorry to hear about  ... 

    bit green is sick I hope she

    be better soon tell Mrs

    Norris I wish her and Joe

     ...  the best off luck and

    Johnnie and Minnie are

    well I hope Teddy and  ... 

    are well to I suppose I

    would have to laugh at

    you and  h annie I suppose

    you wher tow sick


     Letter 5: 

    I get anything for you are

    you short how tell if

    you are send you the price

    of one I am on the tack

    now I don't no when I

    get home hope it wont be 

    long I am sorry to hear

    about the hills bean shut

    down there will be a lot too

    out of work tell Jack

    McLaughlin I was asking

    for him if you can get

    the watch the little black

    one I gave you send it to

    me that the long

    paper you where to send to me I am glad to hear

    that my father and mother

    is well tell Johnnie




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    Lilian Brayshaw
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    June 29, 1918 – Sep, 1918
    • English

    • Western Front

    • Gas Warfare
    • Prisoners of War
    • Trench Life



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