A note on the letters. The transcripts may include abbreviations or spelling inconsistencies and errors. We have chosen to transcribe the letters as they appear so that they are an accurate reflection of John Oldfield’s style and personality. We have also included his original page numbering. Where language is used that we would deem offensive, those words have been replaced with XXX.
W.A. OLDFIELD ESQ. J. P. OLDFIELD
SANDSEND JOHN BRITON
NR WHITBY CAPTAIN
YORKS ENGLAND 75 PM 3450
NO 2 ITALY
My dear Mum, Daddy & Jumbo.
I am sending this with my letter to let you know I am a P.W., and hope you will get them soon. I am absolutely fine and making the best of things. Please let anyone know and I will let you have my permanent address soon as I can. The red X will clear up any problems. Godbless, so don’t worry, and all my love.