30 Oct 1945




My darling Sweetheart,

Well, it will be soon Nov. 3rd & I'm really dying to know what the surprises are --- one of which is coming in an ordinary brown envelope & the other which is too big to post. I've racked my brain time & time again but nothing seems to fit in. You're keeping me on pins, you know. I thought you'd written one of them on the carriage window but I wasn't quick enough to read what it said.

I was ever so pleased to receive a letter from you tonight at supper time. I didn't really expect one till tomorrow so it is doubly welcome.

Please forgive my awful writing but I've covered my hands with the most foul smelling ointment & I'm trying not to get any of it on to this paper.

Glad you're back O.K. So you've been smiling sweetly at some more conductresses have you? I can see I shall have to watch you. ( I wish I could & all the time ). What have they been innoculating you against? You should have told them you knew a nurse slightly who could have done the job much better --- then they might have sent you over to C.G. to have it done. I hope they're not contemplating sending you anywhere else anyway.

I could have done it here for you & we could have kept you in one of our emergency beds on Cas. for a few days --- just to make sure it went on alright. I should have “specialized” you --- that is, no one else would be allowed to do anything for you & been your day & night nurse as well. Of corse you would have been able to get up during the day.

Well, it's the last-but-one part of our Hospital Exam tomorrow morning --- so I'd better be off to bed.

Please forgive this short note but as I've said before it makes no difference to the way I feel for you.

XXXXXXXXXX Yours for Ever.


P.s. Please excuse the spot of grease from my hand. MayXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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

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

G.S.C. Depot,

Whittington Barracks,