Letters between Malcolm William Kesham and Dorothy Williams, July-December 1944 - Part 3 of 14

Conflict:
Second World War, 1939–45
Subject:
  • Love Letters
Status:
Finalised
Accession number:
AWM2019.22.19
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EEYONE) KRIEGSGETANGENENPOST AEANE 4 18245716 1944 INS.W.AUST NX11067 - Sgt. MALCOLM W. KESHAN, AUSTRALLAN PRISONER OF WAR NO-3768 (1747). STALAG 383, GERNANY.
FROM 73 MsSD. WILILANS 37. Byrney Street, BELLEY. N.S.W., AUSTRALLA.
KNSM SSD. Miits, 37 Byrnes Street, FOOM 222 2 BEXLEY. N.S.W., NI1067, AUSTRALLA. SGT. MALCOLM WILLLAM KESHAM, AUSTRALLAN PRISONER OF WAR 3768 (1747). Peth July, 1944. STALAG 383, OE Mey Gearess har. Youa cean peasenal mssal -liften snce again. Whats New Mar sweet? An are you in the same boar as I am- wih no news to tell of. Life this week has indeed heer quied. Iaut any ether, though? Thats wicked to tempt Pravidence with such a casually spaken question - a quiet life anid times as these is neally insorderful. This meaning I slept in until twelve nocn and wasted half of a gleaious Sunday. I guess I must have been paetty meary. Saaling - wheres all this mail yeuie bear waiting me? Tho I havent had any for weeks new, and that is definitely bad in lave. Hamenes, Ill keep night en hunaying up that hill of an evening and hope with all my heant for a letter. You recken soe well eventually tuan up? Fine1 In a champien waiter - have leaans the aar in the past four years. Anyhow Mac hew are you? And when do you figure ex cening heve ? In enly tearing of causse my daaling - but if I don't pke about it, Im liable to cay - the mangin is veary iannow between the two. Hese at Theme were all fine - me included. No matter hav hand I wenk I can't seem to lase a seagle pound in wlight.
Gesterday afternoon I had a gorgeens time. Bessie brought her haly, give up for a misst and I spen almost two houss playing with hew in the sun, and taking snaps of her. Thals becsme quite a habliy with me Mac; the euly tacuble is in getting filars and it is quite a pasblem. Hawener, with luck, there shaled he same snaps for you sean. The wan nems is veay good indeed. Makes eve feel chired senelwhas, and Iwe found myself wendering dusing the past wecha, what I'll bun for nex summer - unt case ppsene heave. Ill have semesoe to daess up for ther Thees gaite a funry fuling ascund imy heart when I perture you calling for me to gossmewhere. Imagine summining too, danling. Yee will lage on those yellow sands at Castmilla and get as bnswor as niggess. And mraybe youl came down to the Vafley? hew there - as Iwe told you hav many times? There is beauty. There's everything possible to do sumiming, riding, walking, fishing. I know youll lave it! I eaued govenr for pages on this toper but we haventpages and so - we have to make do with this one. I hope yourd lasking after yourself daaling and keeping out of muschief as is that fudny. Yo alwdys thinking of you haw, and paaying for Your return. So be patiend a little while langer desr and remember always. I lave you veay dearly. I Kindest negards from Mum Vand Gadl. Fram me to you- All my hear Seaathy
PRISONER OF WAR POST KRIEGSGEFANGENENPOSI SVUNET A4 7 AUG 1344 85 INSWAII NX1106/. Sgt. Malcotm W. KRSHAN dine Malcalm W. KESHAM. AUsGralian Prisoner of Wer No. 3768 (1747 gn STALAC 383. Coprry of WernMEN GERMANY.
From MISSD. HILhiAns. 37 Bycres Street. BEXLEYA.SI. AUSTRALIA
JANESSMr MISS D. WILLLANS ATR MALL 37 Byrnes Street, BEXLEY, N.S.W., 15 WmlOS7, AUSTRALIL. SOT MALCOLM N. KESHAN, AUSTRALLAN PRISONER OF 3768 (2747). STALAG 383, 6th August, 1944 OERVANE. Kills daaling Sunday ence again, and here I am, fighting against the wineless and Haddie and hoama, in my endeavour to waite to you. Ine heer taying to waite now for at least fine minutes. They insiad oon talking to me. There - now Ine left the lsunge neams and their den. my bedassor is lats colder leas at least it is quiet. Ano you know what Ine heer doing this afternoen? After Besseet twent hame (and task her little baley, dayn it-daan her, I mean!) I got out all your old letters and stanted re, reading them. Fen Iwanted to teuch something and read seve thing that would being you closes. The letters I like to nead especiall aned there written lupesed you were captused. Teyre soininely lanrger and Icans see the end immediately I open the letter. I have one in my hand now, even as I waite this - it was waitten before you left Australia - the last sne. Havling again I wonder why on earth you didn's put me acasss your hhe and hear me. Really, I know new - I deserved it. Yee were so anxious for me to goent with you Mac, oh well, as least Ine leasn a lesssor. Lete have another letter I see what you say later on. Heses one - March 41. Its sweet; but I can't tall you the contents for its full of news. The pasts are there that I like thaugh Yus yuse received two sraps I had sen you, and you were veay excited ahont it. Wasling; do you stell
get exaited when mail ansies? I just wondered siveet - because Ive Onever yes been able to find your letters waiting for me without that Citte thail of happhers. Loving you just does thas to me Mac dear. There are other letters here too, in an envelape wasked Tpossthing and my address. These lettens are waitten to you dailing and I'm saving them untl you came heare. I nead sone of them again though, trying to dischyen whether so not my letters have changed at all. Idop's think so hac, but its wear hand to say, when Ican wife an enly one side of these pages - as canday times as I please, and here I have to fit my week's news into two pages only. How much harden it must be for you hrac. Well Ine been talking a long time then and I havent yet found and hew you are. There hasn's heen signt ihen sign of a letter frem you swced, and gee, I do mess your letters. Penhaps- (there I o aga perhapsing I next wich I will bring wend frem you. Oh well, it will buly be for a little while lenger now Mach for the news becsmes incalasingly cheerful with each day. Eenenyone here as heme wishest he remembered to you; Yesage is still away bus ofter mentions you in his letters and Packs me to say hells for him. Mac Dwish there was some way of reassuning you of y lave. I can only waite you dear and pray my letters will speak truly Remember always Mac - when you came home that give - the one who has given you so much tosuble all these years - will be waiting at Astenia- mare than likely howling with jey and as neamons as can be. But, what will you bet thad withion five minutes will be laughing away s wondering why an earch we were nexuous of one another! Heae Igo, back to homa and Had + hum-but, with you I'll leave All my dose Henathy
PRISONER OF WAR POSI KRIEGSGEFANGENENPOS SVONE 8 12160 81 1944 SMSWAUSI N67. St Hone Malcolm William Resham. tisfratian prisoner of We N0. 3768 (1747) 300 Stalag 382. carny of Mrmene Yeamany
From Mss D. HisLinms 37 BESSt D K AUSTRALIA to

KRIEGSGEFANGENENPOST 
PRISONER OF WAR POST 
  
AIR MAIL 
  
SYDNEY 
4 15AM 
10 24 JLY 10 
1944 
N.S.W. AUST. 
  
NX11067 -  Sgt. MALCOLM W.  KESHAM, 
AUSTRALIAN PRISONER OF WAR NO. 3768 (1747), 
STALAG 383, 
GERMANY. 
  
CENSOR 
122 
  
198 
  
22nd July 44. 

 

FROM: 
MISS D. WILLIAMS, 
37 Byrnes Street, 
BEXLEY.   N.S.W.,      
AUSTRALIA. 
  
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KRIEGSGEFANGENENPOST. 
PRISONER OF WAR POST. 
NX11067, 
SGT. MALCOLM WILLIAM KESHAM, 
AUSTRALIAN PRISONER OF WAR 3768 (1747), 
STALAG 383, 
GERMANY. 

AIR MAIL 

MISS D. WILLIAMS
37 BYRNES STREET,
BEXLEY. N.S.W.
AUSTRALIA. 

30th July, 1944. 
  
My Dearest Mac - 
Your own personal moral - lifter once again.  What's 
new Mac sweet?  Or are you in the same boat as I am - 
with no news to tell of.  Life this week has indeed been quiet. 
Is it any other, though?  That's wicked to tempt Providence with 
such a casually spoken question - a quiet life amid times as these 
is really wonderful.  This morning I slept in until twelve noon 
and wasted half of a glorious Sunday.  I guess I must have 
been pretty weary.  Darling - where's all this mail you've been 
writing me ?  No - I haven't had any for weeks now, and that 
is definitely bad m' love!  However, I'll keep right on hurrying up 
that hill of an evening and hope with all my heart for a 
letter.  You reckon one will eventually turn up?  Fine!  I'm a champion 
"waiter" - have learnt the art in the past four years.  Anyhow Mac 
 - how are you?  And when do you figure on coming home?  I'm 
only teasing of course my darling - but if I don't joke about it, 
I'm liable to cry - the margin is very narrow between the 
two.  Here at home we're all fine - me included.  No matter how 
hard I work I can't seem to lose a single pound in weight.         

 

Yesterday afternoon I had a gorgeous time.  Bessie brought  
her baby girl up for a visit and I spent almost two hours 
playing with her in the sun, and taking snaps of her. 
That's become quite a hobby with me Mac; the only trouble 
is in getting films and it is quite a problem.  However, with luck, 
there should be some snaps for you soon.  The war news is very  
good indeed.  Makes one feel cheered somewhat, and I've found  
myself wondering during the past weeks, what I'll buy for next 
summer - in case you're home.  I'll have someone to dress up 
for then.  There's quite a funny feeling around my heart when 
I picture you calling for me to go somewhere.  Imagine 
swimming too, darling.  Gee - we'll lay on those yellow sands 
at Cronulla and get as brown as nigger's.  And maybe you'll 
come down to the Valley?  Now there - as I've told you - how 
many times? - There is beauty.  There's everything possible 
to do - swimming, riding, walking, fishing - I know you'll love 
it!  I could go on for pages on this topic but we haven't pages 
and so - we have to make do with this one.  I hope you're looking 
after yourself darling and keeping out of mischief - or is that 
funny?  Im' always thinking of you Mac, and praying for  
your return.  So be patient a little while longer dear, and 
remember always - I love you very dearly.  Kindest regards 
from Mum and Dad.  From me to you - All my Love 
Dorothy

 

PRISONER OF WAR POST 
KRIEGSGEFANGENENPOST 
BY AIR MAIL 
PAR AVION    
Rank NX11067, Sgt. Malcolm W. KESHAM, 
Name  Malcolm W. KESHAM, 
Australian  
Prisoner of War No. 3768 (1747) 
Camp STALAG 383,                                                    
Country of Internment GERMANY 
30th July 44
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PASSED 
BY  
CENSOR 
397

 

From MISS D. WILLIAMS, 
37 Byrnes Street, 
BEXLEY.   N.S.W. 
AUSTRALIA 
  
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KRIEGSGEFANGENENPOST. 
PRISONER OF WAR POST. 
NX11067, 
SGT. MALCOLM WILLIAM KESHAM, 
AUSTRALIAN PRISONER OF WAR 3768 (1747), 
STALAG 383, 
GERMANY. 

AIR MAIL 

MISS D. WILLIAMS
37 BYRNES STREET,
BEXLEY. N.S.W.
AUSTRALIA. 

6th August, 1944.  
  
Hullo darling - 
Sunday once again, and here I am, fighting against 
the wireless and Daddie and Norma, in my endeavour to 
write to you.  I've been trying to write now for at least 
five minutes.  They insist on talking to me.  There - now I've 
left the lounge room and their din.  My bedroom is lots colder but 
at least it is quiet.  Do you know what I've been doing this 
afternoon?  After Bessie went home (and took her little baby, darn  
it - darn her I mean!)  I got out all your old letters and started 
re-reading them.  For I wanted to touch something and read some- 
thing that would bring you closer.  The letters I like to read especially 
are those written before you were captured.  They're so much longer  
and I can't see the end immediately I open the letter.  I have one in  
my hand now, even as I write this - it was written before you 
left Australia - the last one.  Darling again I wonder why on earth 
you didn't put me across your knee and beat me!  Really, I know  
now - I deserved it.  You were so anxious for me to go out with you 
Mac, oh well, at least I've learnt a lesson.  Lets have another letter 
& see what you say later on.  Here's one - March 41.  It's sweet; but I  
can't tell you the contents for its full of news.  The parts are there 
that I like though.  You'd just received two snaps I had sent 
you, and you were very excited about it.  Darling, do you still

 

get excited when mail arrives?  I just wondered sweet - because I've 
never yet been able to find your letters waiting for me without 
that little thrill of happiness.  Loving you just does that to me 
Mac dear.  There are other letters here too, in an envelope marked 
'Dorothy' - and my address.  Those letters are written to you darling 
- and I'm saving them until you come home.  I read some of them 
again though, trying to discover whether or not my letters have  
changed at all.  I don't think so Mac, but its very hard to say, when 
I can write on only one side of these pages - as many times as I please, 
and here I have to fit my week's news into two pages only. How much 
harder it must be for you Mac.  Well I've been talking a long time 
now and I haven't yet found out how you are.  There hasn't been 
sight nor sign of a letter from you sweet, and gee, I do miss your  
letters.  Perhaps - (there I go again, "perhapsing") - next week will 
bring word from you.  Oh well, it will only be for a little while 
longer now Mac, for the news becomes increasingly cheerful with 
each day.  Everyone here at home wishes to be remembered to you; 
George is still away but often mentions you in his letters and 
asks me to say "hello" for him.  Mac I wish there was some way 
of reassuring you of my love.  I can only write you dear, and pray 
my letters will speak truly.  Remember always Mac - when you 
come home that girl - the one who has given you so much trouble 
all these years - will be waiting at "Astoria" - more than likely 
howling with joy and as nervous as can be.  But, what will you 
bet - that within five minutes will be laughing away & wondering 
why on earth we were nervous of one another.  Here I go, back to 
Norma and Dad & Mum - but, with you I'll leave - All my love 
Dorothy

 

PRISONER OF WAR POST 
KRIEGSGEFANGENENPOST                            
BY AIR MAIL 
PAR AVION                                                                                                        
Rank NX11067, Sgt. 
Name  Malcolm William Kesham, 
Australian Prisoner of War No. 3768 (1747) 
Camp STALAG 383,                                                    
Country of Internment Germany. 
30th Aug 44  
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PASSED 
BY  
CENSOR 
397

 

From Miss D. WILLIAMS 
37 Byrnes St., 
BEXLEY N.S.W. 
AUSTRALIA 
  
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