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A Writer Writes

But sometimes a writer takes inspiration from what others have written, like this letter sent by my great uncle to his young wife on May 19th 1940, shortly before the Battle of Dunkirk. 364 more words

Suzanne Goldring

15 Dec 1916 ... finished up by kissing a number of the lads, I was unlucky

Ward B16
1st Southern Genl
Birmingham

My Dear Mother & Father
Received you letter this morning pleased to hear all are well. You can get the ring you suggested as you know more about them than I do. 238 more words

London Rifle Brigade

14 Dec 1916 I was up in the Salient now I’m safe in Blighty

no return address

My Dear Mother and Father
Expect by now you’ve received my letter. Will you when you send my ring enclose the watch with it as the latter will be useful now I get out afternoons. 82 more words

London Rifle Brigade

8 Dec 1916 ... all old crocks are being sent back ...

Although dated 8 Dec 1916 it seems likely this was written before that date based on the second letter also dated 8 Dec.

Ward B16… 221 more words

London Rifle Brigade

4 Dec 1916 After a break in letters we find Jack recuperating in Birmingham

The Hermitage
Solihull
nr Birmingham

My Dear Mother & Father
Received your letter with PO & stamps yesterday many thanks for same. I’m still going strong & keeping my pecker up. 99 more words

London Rifle Brigade

24 Aug 1916 I've lost about 10lbs since I've been wounded

The  letter contains a photograph of Jack in Hospital, second from the right with two other soldiers and a nurse.

Ward No 2
VAD Hosp… 161 more words

London Rifle Brigade