Letter home by Edwin Thomas
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|Title||Letter home by Edwin Thomas|
|Notes||Originally handwritten, this letter was typed up for inclusion in the local paper (the editor's blue-pencilling can be seen on the last page) The first page is unfortunately missing. |
First hand account of the Battle of Loos, 25th - 28th September 1915. Among many items of interest, Pte. Thomas recounts being shelled with gas, only to find the eyepiece of his new gas helmet broken. From mention of his taking part in an attack of 'D Coy of the 23rd.', and later, the '47th Division', it seems that he served in the 1/23rd (City of London) Battalion, London Regiment.
|Item Date||October 1915|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Harry Thomas|