Shared by Georgina Whaley, Cyril Cooke’s granddaughter
A letter home:
Tuesday Sept 14th
Dearest heart xxxxxxx(?)
Just a line to tell you that I love you more than life itself. Oh! How close I was to you in the early hours of this morning. The most sweet and intimate thing. We were in my train and I could hardly have been closer(?) to you if you had been in my arms with your dear heart throbbing on mine. Oh! How I long to see that pulse xxxxxxx(?)mildly in your neck and to kiss you till you nearly swoon with love for me.
You will see what little news I have in my letter to Joy (my mother, his eldest child). I love you too much to be able to think of anything else, heart of my heart. Light of my soul, love of my life.
Your devoted husband