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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 following letters are from the 25th April and 2 May 1943



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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 only had 1 letter this week - Mothers of 26th Nov. Sorry to hear you are not getting my mail regularly - things seem to be so disorganised at present. This week has been one of continual snowfall as we have quite a depth on the ground now. Last night I went to a lecture - "Experences of a Reporter in New York" which was very good, and that is about all I have to tell you this week. I hope no-one has any ill effects from the Xmas Rush. I am still very well. Give my love to all - Your Loving Son - Sidney 16th January 1943

18th January 1943

It appears from this letter, that Amy has called off her engagement to Sidney and this is his reply to her.


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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