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Nicola Waterfall
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Stay at home mum who is researching her family history.
Stay at home mum who is researching her family history.

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During April, Sidney's letter home were concerned mainly with football. The team he was in were playing well, and out of six games played, his team had won four and drawn one and were second in the league, but only one point behind the leaders. The followin...

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Here are a couple of letters that Sidney sent home to his family in March 1943.

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With the start of February, Sidney Waterfall writes home to his family and in this letter, it shows the importance of the Red Cross and how he is spending his free time, when he wasn't working in the camp hospital.

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After finding out that Amy had called off their engagement, the next letter Sidney wrote was too his parents.

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In the middle of January 1943, Sidney sent a post card and letter to his parents and a letter to his fiance Amy. In January 1941, Sidney had obtained a marriage license for Amy and himself, but he never used it. 10th January 1943 Dearest mum & Dad, I have o...

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Sidney's first letter home on the 4th January 1943 was to his parents and he describes how he spent Christmas and hoped that business in the family shop was good over the Christmas period.

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Christmas 1942 arrived and it was Sidney's second one as a POW.  Below are the final two letters home that Sidney sent in 1942. The below postcard was sent to his Aunt and Uncle Mr & Mrs T. B. Illingworth

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As November 1942 progressed, Sidney was heading towards his second Christmas as a POW of the Germans.  Sidney managed to send three more postcards home before the month was out, one to his sister Barbara, who was working at the Children's Hospital in Bradfo...

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13th September 1942 My Dear Barbara, Thanks for yours of 21-8-42. Thank Margaret for her P.S. but tell her the only future I'm interested in at present seems hell of a long time coming. Glad to hear you passed your Exam, you see you can do it when you want ...

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After being captured, Sidney  remained
in the transit camp on Crete for five months before being moved to a permanent
camp.   Eventually he was allowed to
receive post from home while he was in the transit camp. When it was time
for Sidney to be moved to a ...
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