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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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An Easter war wedding

‘War weddings’ were commonly reported in local newspapers throughout the war. Was a war wedding in your family featured? As the First World War failed to be ‘over by Christmas’, late April 1915 brought the first wartime Easter holiday. A … Continue reading

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A newspaper clipping and a story of shell shock?

What First World War story lies behind this 1916 Easter newspaper clipping? On Monday 24 April 1916 the Hull Daily Mail published a report of the Easter bank holiday celebrations in Hull, which were largely cold and rainy. Near the … Continue reading

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