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The Richardsons' war memoirs

  • MS 387
  • Collection
  • 1940-2016
Memoirs of Jean Wilson Richardson and her war service as a Wren telegraphist in World War 2 (Egypt), photographs of Jean and her friends and family, memoir of Jean's husband John Coutts Richardson from his war service as an electrician (N Africa and Italy). Includes lists of photographs, and transcript of both memoirs done by the Richardsons' daughter Helen in 2016 and biographies of both Jean Richardson and John

Jean Wilson Richardson

John Richardson's memoirs

/1 Memoirs of Richardson's time in the army during WW2 in the UK, Egypt, Italy and France. Notes on various topics including history of Carnoustie, proverbs and sayings. [Daughter notes that Richardson wrote contemporaneous notes on scraps of paper and assembled these into the memoirs once war was over.] /2 Biography of John Richardson and a transcript of his memoirs typed at a later date (2016) by daughter giving clarity to the original documents. Pictorial map of John Richardson's travels during and after service included.

Jean Richardson's memoirs

/1 Memoirs of Jean Richardson during service in 1944. Descrptive and personal account of travel, residences and duties during service in France before returning to the UK. /2 Biography of Jean Richardson (Nee Milne) and a transcript of her memoris typed at a later date (2016) by daughter giving clarity to the original written documents.

Jean Richardson's photos

/1 Photos of Jean Richardson and of her travels during service with friends/service personnel. Locations range from the UK to Egypt. In total 68 photos are held in this folder.
/2 Listed descriptions of Jean Richardson's photos transcribed by daughter at a later date (2016) giving clarity to the dates and writing on the back of the photos. Details the names of friends and places shown in the pictures.