Letter from Valerie Erskine Howe to Major Anthony Ryshworth-Hill, 24 June 1944
Major Anthony Ryshworth-Hill (1914-1984) of the South Lancashire Regiment met his sweetheart Valerie Erskine Howe (1920-2003) in Oxford. During World War Two (1939-1945) she was a member of the Auxiliary Territorial Service, and the couple corresponded via a series of letters. In this letter from 24 June 1944, Valerie accepts Anthony's proposal.
From a collection of letters sent by Valerie Ryshworth-Hill (nee Erskine Howe), to Lieutenant-Colonel Anthony Ryshworth-Hill, while serving in the ATS, 1942-1945.
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