Letter, Ned Hamlin to his sister Molly

Production date
21 Aug 1942
Current rights
Public Domain
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a) Letter from Ned Hamlin, 27 Battery HQ, 5 Field Regiment, to his sister Molly, dated 21 August 1942.
Ned has been in Syria where many of his mates were wounded. He doesn't need anything from home save for a tin of Silver Fern tobacco and a tin of fruit. He says he received Dad's and Mum's photo but lost it along with everything else he possessed - including a watch given to him by Percy - when his truck was blown up. The new one has not gone unscathed; shrapnel has gone through the door and perforated the body. Hopes of being home for Xmas have been dashed, "but a chap can't growl if he gets three meals a day in 'Star Desert' hotel, can he?"

b) Envelope with YMCA logo and On Active Service printed in red. Addressed to Miss M. Hamlin, 22 Havelock Rd, Napier
Production date
21 Aug 1942
Height x Width: 252 x 195mm
Height x Width: 219 x 132mm
Height x Width: 97 x 152mm
Subject date
Collection of Hawke's Bay Museums Trust, Ruawharo Tā-ū-rangi, 2018/9/92
Credit line
gifted by Jeff Chambers
Other number(s)
2018/9/92, 95468
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