Letter home written by 2nd Lt Albert Brainerd Raynes on his departure for France
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|Author||Raynes, Albert Brainerd|
|Title||Letter home written by 2nd Lt Albert Brainerd Raynes on his departure for France|
|Notes||Letter home written by my uncle, 2nd Lt Albert Brainerd Raynes, as he is about to depart on the boat for France and the trenches.|
Second Lieutenant Albert Brainerd Raynes, Royal Sussex Regiment, attached 2nd Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment, was killed in action on 10th March 1915, aged 20. The son of Albert Edward and Alice Mary Raynes, of 201, Denman St., Nottingham, he is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial. Lieutenant Raynes fell on the opening day of the battle of Neuve Chapelle, his battalion taking part in the attack of the 8th Division.
|Item Date||4th November 1914|
|Creation place||Channel coast|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Peter Raynes|