29 Oct 1945



Mon. eve.

My darling Sweetheart,

I feel so lonely because I've seen you & left you again. I'm simply dying for the time when we never have to say “Goodbye” again. I couldn't hear a word you said after I got in the train last night but I could read what you were writing on the window pane.

I do hope you got home alright & that you got in camp in plenty of time today. I shall never forgive myself for not coming home on that midnight train. Something seemed to tell me you'd be at home & yet I thought I was only living on hope. Anyway i'll be on that train in future in case you're there.

I only wish we'd had hours & hours to waiot for the train & the bus. It all ended so quickly --- I wanted to stay put in your arms forever. I'm only really happy when I am there you know. It'll be grand when we can be absolutely alone & there's no one there to be nosey & anxious to find out what we are doing. I daren't look at you on Sun afternoon because I wanted you to --- I really don't know --- but your dad & Dorothy was there.

I don't know what to tell you about. It's half past eleven now so I think I'd better get into bed. I'll write more tomorrow night.

I've been talking to a girl tonight. She's engaged but she's not getting married for another two years. If I thought I'd to wait all that time I think I'd go mad. It's only the fact that it will soon be demobbing time for you that's keeping me going at all.

All my Love Forever

May X X X X X X


We're still a lot of these to make up haven't we? (xxxx) If only we were wiping some of them off at this very minute. If only I'd caught that train Sat night we shouldn't have been quite so far behind. I love you Sweetheart. May XXXXXXXXXXX

557876 Tpr. J.H.Hallam R.A.C.,

H.Q. Coy (Sgt's Mess Cook ),

G.S.C. Depot,

Whittington Barracks,