Letter to Kate, 14th July 1917

July 14/1917

Dear Kate

I have received your parcel it came in very nice. we were just getting ready to move when I got it, we went in lorries so I did not have to carry it far I can tell you there was not much left as me and my pals were short and we could not get anything where we landed. It is a country place a few miles behind the firing line. The weather is lovely, we are all enjoying the ride. I’m in good health but we have had a rough time this last week or two going on working parties at night digging trenches and one thing and another. One night we were between our lines and the Germans but we all came out alright. It’s a bit rough but it might be worse. My address is the same. Will write again soon. Glad to hear they are all right at home.

Yours truly


These parcel are just right plenty big enough.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting these. Very interesting reading. I only found out about it when I heard you interview on radio 5 Live on 13/7/7. Looking forward to more.

Anonymous said...

Hi Thanks so much for your letters.
I am a mere 51 and have no experience of war nor wish to have.I too heard your interview on Radio 5 and as I was driving pulled over to make a note of the site.
I live in Notts and worked for a while at Stanton Ironworks and have fond memories of the area.
Keep up the good work

Anonymous said...

Thank you for creating this blog. Also heard your article on Radio 5 Live. I have just caught up on all the entries to date - it's absorbing. I will continue to follow up. Best regards, Sally

Miriam Robbins said...

I just received scans of the letters my great-grandfather wrote to his family--and vice versa--during WWI, while he was stationed with the American North Russian Expeditionary Forces. I'll be posting them on my blog as well.

I look forward to reading more of your letters and comparing them with my own family's.

Anonymous said...

My school is doing a project on this blog. It is so interesting! I am looking forward to reading more. Thank you.