Corporal Charles W. Carr is photographed with his sister Edith. Edith died of consumption in 1916. Charles' son Tony Carr recalls that Charles got some leave without expecting it, and "went by train home to his family in Llandrindod Wells arriving very early in the morning on the mil train - too early to wake the family. So he sat with the signalman (a friend of the family) in the signalbox at Llandrindod Station. During...
Photocopies of a letter from Frank Dowdswell's future wife's (Ethel) younger brother 'Willie' Pritchard. Part of a collection relating to the service of Frank (7th Buffs) and Bob (Army Service Corps) Dowdeswell, of Shaw Green, Prestbury, nr Cheltenham.
British War Medal, Victory Medal and Death Plaque. Editor's Comment: Pte. 27902 Edward Barber Mitchell, 11th ('Hull Tradesmen's') Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment, killed in action 29th September 1918, is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. His unit, part of the 31st Division, was taking part in the Battle of Ypres during the final advance in Flanders.
The other half of the diary will follow with pictures. it ends "my love to you mother"
Diary of Benjamin Lloyd of the Royal Artillery, covering the whole war period, beginning in June 1914 and ending in March 1919, and including the Battle of the Somme. The diary details military movement and activities, engagement with the enemy, Christmas celebrations, coming home on leave, the end of the war, etc. It may possibly have been copied out from the originals after the war. Benjamin Lloyd was gassed during the war, but survived and...
Describes a 'bang' nearby / will return soon to the trenches / hopes that Marion Scott is well / discusses the book 'Friends' / recent poems and soldiers' slang in verse / intends to write another sonnet and describes it / discusses Scott's opinions of 'Flanders', 'Poor Folk' and 'To Certain Comrades' / includes 'After-Glow', dedicated to F.W. Harvey / 'Beauty', which Ivor Gurney notes, 'Bully beef at fault'.
David Jones thanks Colin Hughes for sending a photograph of the Bois de Mametz / discusses the Battle of the Somme 1916 and the changing hands of the Mametz sector in 1918 / the role of the 38th Welsh Division in August 1918 / Mametz Wood as a 'wasteland' in 1919 but clearly revitalised after the war / memories invoked by the photograph / the relationship between Mametz Wood in the summer of 1916 and...
Photographs and postcards from Hilda Adams collection, showing colleagues and general views of the work of the medical services.
Charles Sydney Warwick, my great-grandfather, is third row from the front, third in from the right. Editor's Comment: Corporal 265460 Charles Sydney Warwick, Somerset Light Infantry.
Typed copy of a diary
Describes having been examined and declared fit for duty after Edward Marsh's intervention / having written the poem 'The Louse Hunt' / the difficulties of writing under the conditions at the front / intention to send on a poem that Gordon Bottomley like in next letter.
Part of a folder that contains maps drawn and signed during Edmund Blunden's training for 3rd Ypres near St Omer, July 1917.
The final manuscript draft of Part VII of 'In Parenthesis' (about the attack on Mametz Wood during the Battle of the Somme, July 1916).
A few of the section after Church Parade - Gary Foster, Troubridge, Crawford, Bullen, Coffer, Carden, Randle, Amey, Holloway, Poore EJ, Rendle, Castle, Dacombe A, Picket a [4th Dorsets in India?]
Good-bye card presented to Sergeant John Manchester by the 46th North Midland Division of the British Expeditionary Force. The card has Manchester's details completed by hand, and the printed message "Good-bye ; Good Luck, and all success to you in Civil life, from your old commander.", followed by a signature and the printed words "Major General commanding 46th North Midland Division." Manchester (Service Number 240698) served with the 1/5th Battalion of the Lincolnshire Regiment as...
This manuscript is untitled but entitled 'The Path' in Edward Thomas Collected Poems
Five graves, with Wilfred Owen's grave in the middle.
Comments on Siegfried Sassoon's wounds and the possibility of seeing a sister of Robert Graves' who is in Boulogne / includes ten lines of a poem later titled 'Letter to S. S. from Bryn-y-pin', included in 'The Patchwork Flag' and written anticipating Sassoon's death / reports of the sudden death from the flu and pneumonia of Nancy Nicholson's mother / comments on the potential for the end of the war and Graves' opinion of American...
Short story entitled 'Old Dagger' detailing war efforts of an elderly army officer.
War and Victory Medals of Private Moses Parry.
Title page of Bertold Altmann's German translation of 'Third Ypres'.
Queen Alexandra Hospital. Vera Brittain is in the background.