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15 April 1915

April 15. 1915

Dear Mrs Astley — it is with the greatest grief that I write to you to tell you of your son’s death which took place at 8 a.m.

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George Calderon

“Broken and mad”: Accounting, shell shock and the British Army medical unit 1914-18

Miley, F. M., & Read, A. F. (2015). “Broken and mad”: Accounting, shell shock and the British Army medical unit 1914-18. Paper presented at the 20th Conference on the History of Management and Organisations Lille, France. 240 more words


The Battle of Neuve Chapelle

All this week, 10-13 March 1915, a new battle was raging in France’s Artois region. The western front had been static since Christmas (see my post of 27 January). 151 more words

George Calderon

No one can realise what it is like out here

A Reading soldier wrote to the wife of his minister at home to tell her about the horrors of what he was experiencing. The letter was later published in the magazine of Broad Street Congregational Church. 198 more words

News From The Front: The Grim Reality Of War

British Bunkers, Gort Line

The ‘Gort Line‘ was a series of concrete bunkers built by the British Army during the Phoney War period in France during the winter of 1939/40. 143 more words


'Our time will come' - life at a RAMC convalescent depot

Reading people got a glimpse into the work of the Royal Army Medical Corps close to the Western Front, thanks to this letter from Victor Fowler, which was printed in the St John’s Church magazine. 528 more words

Hopes And Prayers: The Religious Response

23 Jan 1915 ... going for another bath

No 58 No 2 Co 5 Platoon
British Exp Force

Dear Mother & Father
Received your letter last night.  Hope to receive parcel in a day or so. 60 more words