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26 Jan 1916 ... there is already plenty of mud & water about here

No 58 B Section
Grenadier Co

My Dear Mother & Father
Just a few lines to let you know I’m still well & in the trenches. 126 more words



I cannot write this without recording Natasha’s relapse. A week ago she woke beside me with a hacking cough.  This lasted even after we got up.  519 more words

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21 Nov 1915 I’ve started wearing my cardigan ...

No 58 B Co 5 Platoon

My Dear Mother & Father
First page partially illegible

You’ll be pleased to hear I’m still going strong the Pink. 218 more words


Arrived safely out of the trenches last night ....

No 58
B Section

No date

Dear  Mother & Father
Arrived safely out of trenches last night after 9 days & nights. Had six parcels waiting for me 2 from yourselves 1 Office 1 Miss Narramore 1 Auntie [ ??] & 1 Teddy. 90 more words



At Loos , in Artois and in Champagne the battles are over. Only in the last was there gain of 100 square kilometres of French soil, but at great cost in casualties. 535 more words

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Remember them in our prayers

The people of Charney Bassett held a special service to pray for their soldiers and sailors.


There is a service of intercession and prayer on behalf of our soldiers and sailors each Thursday evening at 7 o’clock. 69 more words

Life On The Home Front


The Western Front flared with light from shellfire as the Entente began their planned autumn battles.  The key one is centred on Perthes-les-Hurlus, west of Reims.  484 more words

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