Tag Archives: 1917

Looking ahead to 2017

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our Supporters, Members and Friends! Thank you for all your wonderful contributions to Lives of the First World War over the past year, and for helping us to rememberĀ the toil and sacrifice … Continue reading

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Letters of the First World War: “Cheer up old chap”

In 1917 Rifleman Albert Rudge, invalided out of the army, received a letter from his comrade, Jim, who was also in hospital. Albert Rudge had been serving with the King’s Royal Rifle Corps since his enlistment in April 1915. In … Continue reading

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Easter ‘comfort gifts’ for Sussex soldiers

Over Easter in 1917, local people in Sussex organised gifts for soldiers. Local papers published an itemised list of who received socks. The Hastings and St Leonards Observer from 14th April 1917 lists who contributed to the Sussex Soldiers CigaretteĀ and … Continue reading

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