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

No 58 B Co 5 Platoon

My Dear Mother & Father
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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

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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


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


29 Sept 1915 ...the weather’s getting cold

No 58 B Co

Dear Mother & Father
Received your letter and papers yesterday many thanks for latter. I went over to where Pat is billeted but he’s gone to the trenches and a Serg: of the 10 RB who knows him told me he’d be out next Monday so I shall go over then if poss. 63 more words


23 Sept 1915 There are a lot of Indians here ...

No. 58. B. Co
British Exp Force

Dear Mother & Father
A few lines to let you know I’m getting on alright & am quite well. 434 more words