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58371: Letter from 2683 William Albert Wenham to his mother

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posted on 2024-02-23, 22:59 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

Written the day after his previous letter, so he must have been moved from Wahn to Berlin on 20 or 21 December. Ethel is probaby William's sister in law who ws married to his brother Charlie. H W Sheckell was a member of the PoW committee in Grimsby.

Transcript:

"[note in different hand:] received it Jan 16th 1917]

Lance Cpl W. Wenham
2683 5th Lincolns
Kriegsgefangenen Lazarett
Alexandrinenstr
Berlin Germany

[postmark:] 3.1.17
Mrs Wenham
49 Barcroft Street
New Cleethorpes
Grimsby
Lincs
ENGLAND

21 Dec 1916

Dear Mother, Just a line hoping you are all quite well. I am getting on famous and hope to be able to write myself next. Please remember me to everybody and do not worry as I am quite alright. Ask Ethel if she will send me a little money as a loan, about a pound by International Money Order from the Post Office. Letter following.

(From) Billy.

[Over-written in red ink at bottom:]
Have written to authorities.
H.W.Sheckell. 25 .1 .1917."

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Identifier

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Creator

Wenham, William Albert

Subject

Wenham, William Albert

Date

21st December 1916

Date Created

21/12/1916

Source

Postcard

Medium

Card

Type

Postcard

Pages

1, 2

Number of Pages

2

Contributor

Everett Sharp | Gavin Robinson | Kevin Robinson

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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