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Day 10 of 141 days at the Battle of the Somme 1916-2016 100 years

Dear madam  Unfortunately I have to tell you this that your son has been killed not long after your husband. They have return his body to us.  I am sorry for your lost and I know at this time it’s … Continue reading Day 10 of 141 days at the Battle of the Somme 1916-2016 100 years

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Day 9 of 141 days at the Battle of the Somme 1916-2016 100 years – diary entry story

9th July 1916 Life is getting harder now. More and more men dying or injured.  Miss home so badly. Miss football, rugby and a game of cricket with my local teams.  Miss winding my poor mother up with things but … Continue reading Day 9 of 141 days at the Battle of the Somme 1916-2016 100 years – diary entry story

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Day 8 of 141 days at the Battle of the Somme 1916-2016 100 years

 MRS. Mason cried ‘Tell me it’s not true, just say it’s just a story please I beg off you.’  So did y’ hear the story of the Mason twins? They were like each other as two new pins from one womb born, on … Continue reading Day 8 of 141 days at the Battle of the Somme 1916-2016 100 years

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Day 7 of 141 days at the Battle of the Somme 1916-2016 100 years

Dear Mother of mine  I’ve been using the journal that you gave me and I keep the small bible in my breast pocket over my heart. Has saved me a few times mother of mine. Loads of people are dieing … Continue reading Day 7 of 141 days at the Battle of the Somme 1916-2016 100 years

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Day 6 of 141 days at the Battle of the Somme 1916-2016 100 years

Telegram letter Dear madam  I hate for me to tell you this. Your husband has been held as prisoner of war by the Germans. We don’t know at this day of age if he’s alive of dead. We will keep … Continue reading Day 6 of 141 days at the Battle of the Somme 1916-2016 100 years

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Day 5 of 141 days of Battle of the Somme 1916-2016 100 years

Dear Dairy  5th July 1916. Just had a telegram from the army. My mum ended up in tears she wouldn’t tell me why. Until my older sister told me that dad had been captured and killed.  I’m so heart broken. … Continue reading Day 5 of 141 days of Battle of the Somme 1916-2016 100 years

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Day 3 of 141 days of the Battle of the Somme 1916-2016 100 years 

“A young soldier’s letters home from the frontline describing the horror and terror of the First World War have been published after gathering dust for over 50 years. Lieutenant Norman Collins sent 170 letters and 42 postcards back home to … Continue reading Day 3 of 141 days of the Battle of the Somme 1916-2016 100 years