Allies Anzac Mulligan

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Allies Anzac

World War 2

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Wāhi noho
Tokomaru Bay, New Zealand
Whanaunga tino tata i te wā o te kuhunga
Mr Turi Mulligan (father), Te Araroa, New Zealand

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letter from our uncle allies to his mum nanny Hiria Mulligan née Ryland - the letter was written from hospital in Greece and written by a hospital orderly because of uncles injuries he couldn't write the letter. 30th September 1941 letter posted in Gisborne Herald. 

I have a couple of slight wounds one of which is in the hand, I do not want you to worry as I am perfectly alright and am receiving the best of attention. After I leave this hospital I shall probably be a prisoner of war, so I expect for the duration of the war to be away from all hostilities. You can expect to see me home one day safe and sound.

so far I have been very comfortable and the hosts the Germans, appear to be pretty decent fellows Who like us see no sense in this war. If you are anxious and would like to find out all about prisoners of war get in touch with the international Red Cross, and they will tell you how to send letters and parcels.

I understand I am allowed to write a one page letter once a month, and as I expect to have plenty of time on my hands, you can expect a letter at least once a month and next time I will be able to write my own letter.

I am being looked after by some boys from Sydney, and I cannot find words to express my praise for them. They are assisted by ladies of the Greek Red Cross society and they are doing a wonderful job. well it is supper time and I am going to have a nice cup of tea. In a few days I expect to be getting around and looking forward to a,letter from you. All my regards to my friends and chin up.