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Letters of the First World War: “Out of hospital”

After four letters sent from English army barracks, in December 1914 17-year-old Stephen Brown finally arrived at the front in France. Settling in with his company of King’s Royal Rifles servicemen, Stephen sent his mother a postcard. Transcript of December … Continue reading

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Letters of the First World War: “Excuse the writing”

Aged 17, Rifleman Stephen Brown wrote his third letter home from the army in the autumn of 1914. As October and November wore on, the mobilisation process was continuing, and teenage Stephen’s battalion, the 5th of the King’s Royal Rifle … Continue reading

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