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An Affectionate Letter

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posted on 2024-06-05, 17:50 authored by Their Finest Hour Project Team

The contributor was born in 1944. The contributor had an uncle in the army who was a prisoner in the Far East. He died in prison. He was hoping to find the will leaving his possessions to the other prisoner. The letter was written by another uncle just before he died in Normandy, and sent to his sister in WRA. The contributor's grandfather was a local fire warden. The letter is a mixture of family notes and operational issues. The contributor has some memories of rationing post-war and bomb sites; somehow worse after 1945. It was a fairly protected childhood.

History

Item list and details

Letter, 4 pages

Person the story/items relate to

John Hampson - father of contributor Elizabeth Hampson - mother of contributor Richard Waters - uncle of contributor Richard Waters - grandfather of contributor Ethel Maud - grandmother of contributor

Person who shared the story/items

Nicholas Hampson

Relationship between the subject of the story and its contributor

John Hampson - father of contributor Elizabeth Hampson - mother of contributor Richard Waters - uncle of contributor Richard Waters - grandfather of contributor Ethel Maud - grandmother of contributor

Type of submission

Shared at Richmond Lending Library, London on 7 September 2023.

Record ID

95357 | RIC004