Letter home by Edwin Thomas

Thomas Edwin
Originally handwritten, this letter was typed up for inclusion in the local paper (the editor's blue-pencilling can be seen on the last page) The first page is unfortunately missing. Editor's Comment: First hand account of the Battle of Loos, 25th - 28th September 1915. Among many items of interest, Pte. Thomas recounts being shelled with gas, only to find the eyepiece of his new gas helmet broken. From mention of his taking part in an...