Letter from parents of Pte S Wray killed in action
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|Title||Letter from parents of Pte S Wray killed in action|
|Notes||Letter from parents of Pte Wray (killed at Arras May 1917) to his pal Sid Morgan giving news from home and expressing sorrow that Sid Morgan had been deprived of leave and sent to Italy. Note the speculation about the conditions Sid might find in Italy and the importance attached to cigarettes.|
Pte. 23959 Sidney George Wray, C Squadron, 1st Troop, 16th Lancers, later transferred to the 1st Bn. East Surrey Regiment, taking a new regimental number (32541). Killed in action, 8th May 1917, aged 19. He has no known grave, and is commemorated on Bay 6 of the Arras Memorial.
Driver 146147 S. Morgan, Royal Field Artillery, 23rd Division, served in No. 3 section, Divisional Ammunition Column, and later in V/23 Trench Mortar Battery.
|Item Date||12th December 1917|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Dr Edmund Morgan-Warren|