Reggie was estranged from his own family, and Len offered for him to correspond with his (Len's) father and family. This is the first of the letters. Editor's Comment: Pte. 40314 Leonard Ornellas, North Staffordshire Regiment Acting Bombardier 121476 George (Reggie) Crooke, 113th Bty. 25th Bde., Royal Field Artillery, died 5th October 1918, aged 26, buried Berthaucourt Communal Cemetery, Pontru.