Telegram from Buckingham Palace about the death of 2nd Lt Albert Brainerd RaynesDownload
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|Subject||Raynes, Albert Brainerd|
|Title||Telegram from Buckingham Palace about the death of 2nd Lt Albert Brainerd Raynes|
|Notes||Telegram from Buckingham Palace about the death of my uncle, 2nd Lt Albert Brainerd Raynes.|
2nd Lt Raynes was born in New York and had dual citizenship; he therefore was not obliged to fight in the war.
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||18th March 1915|
|Copyright||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor|
|Digital repository||The Great War Archive, University of Oxford|
|Contributor Name||Peter Raynes|