Ref NoWEA/C/F/2
AltRefNo0535494
CollectionBernard Weatherill Papers
TitleFamily letters from Jack Weatherill to his parents at home, September 1940 - December 1943
Name of creatorWeatherill, Bruce Bernard (1920-2007) Baron Weatherill, Speaker of the House of Commons
Date13/09/1940-25/12/1943
Extent52 documents
DescriptionFamily letters from Jack Weatherill (Bruce Bernard Weatherill) to his parents at home, September 1940 - December 1943. The bulk of these letters date from the period after October 1942, when his sisters had left home and Weatherill deceided to write to his parents, rather than to 'everyone' at home. In this respect they follow on from the series catalogued as WEA/C F1. The subject matter is very similar, though relating to his army life in India, with some comments on the progress of the war elsewhere. There are also more comments on the life of the family, such as his sister Barbara's engagement. He continues to write weekly, but it is clear that the postal service continues to be erratic and he commonly complains of the difficulties of writing becuase of the amount of noise from his colleagues and the quantities of flying insects.
NotesPrevious reference number: WEA/C F2 : 0535494
SubjectTraining
Training
Food
Clothing
Army
Armed Forces
Transport
polishing
equipment
Army
Armyofficer
regiments
Army
postalservices
insects
PhysicalDescription52 documents. Most of the letters are airmail letters written in ink, though several are written in pencil. Only a few envelopes have survived. There are also postcards and airgraphs copies which appear to have been issued to troops on a regular basis. Th
Related OrganisationIndia Army
Related PlaceIndia
Associated PersonWeatherill, Bernard B. (1883-1962), tailor
Weatherill, A. Gertrude (1886-1966), nee Creak
Associated PlaceGulunche Camp, Nira, India
Poonamallee, Chennai, India
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Bengaluru, India
Merrow, Surrey
CategoryCorrespondence
Access conditionsThis material is available for consultation at the University of Kent's Special Collections & Archives reading room, Templeman Library, University of Kent, Canterbury, CT2 7NU (specialcollections@kent.ac.uk).
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