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Somewhere in the Desert

A Touching Tribute

Letter to the Secretary from the wife of a prisoner of war giving thanks for the help of the TOT.

The Famous First of July

A letter from an anonymous grieving mother about losing her son and hope for a brighter future. Published May 1917.

Two Great Fights

One of the Beginners

Letter from H Wyatt (London United Tramways) about his time at sea and taking troops to the Dardanelles. Published Oct 1915.

One of the First Prisoners

Letter from Gunner JR Parker, Royal Garrison Artillery formerly of Streatham Garage, sending his thanks with a picture of ammunition wagon.

Letter from Rifleman GW Bailey

The Power of the Pennies

A letter from Corporal A. W. J. Folgate of the Royal Engineers thanking the company for their assistance to his family. Published Oct 1917.

From Tube to Trench

Letter from Sapper P. Lock, Royal Engineers (London Electric Railway) recounting being expediently sent home and treated for appendicitis. Published Dec 1915.

A letter of gratitude from a widowed mother to Train Omnibus Tram for support received. Published Dec 1918.

Praise for Lance Sergeant SW Tomlin

A letter from Rifleman Freeman recounting his experience of a "coalbox" hitting his head. Published Jul 1915.

The Royal Flying Corps Hive - June 1917

A letter by Lance Corporal Lyons, 16th Lancers, District Railway (Railway Battalion Sappers & Miners). He writes of his experiences in the war. Published Aug 1917.

Letter from Private W Rider, Royal West Kent Regiment (Willesden Garage) about his work in Mosul. Published Apr 1919.

From a German Dugout

Letter from Rifleman WS Saw of Hackney Garage about the battle of the Somme. Published Sep 1916.

Letter from Gunner SH Todd, Royal Garrison Artillery serving in Cork Harbour. His letter describes the aftermath of the sinking of the Lusitania on 7 May 1915. Published Jun 1915.

Praise for Corporal R Cohen

A letter from Private. F. Piper of London-Hackney garage writing of the weather conditions. Also, a summary of letters by Private. A.E. Buckland of Hendon garage. The summery briefly mentions Egypt. Published Mar 1917.

Letter written to the widow of Sergeant J Redfearn of Middlesex Regiment who was killed in action. Published Aug 1917.

Little Messages that Mean Much

In The Afghan War Too

Message from Gunner EH Wallis

One of the Stayers

In the Horse Transport

Notes on the News

Thanks from a Wife

One of Our Tank Men

The Pet Chameleon - September 1916

Palestine Before the Push

One of the Shipwrecked

Letter from Bandsman AE Wilson of the Central London Railway serving in Malta with the 2nd Royal Fusiliers. The letter references two bus men named "Saunders." Published Jul 1915.

A Soldier in the Balkans

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