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069: January 2004


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'Dear Mother Great War letters From A Bristol Soldier'


ISBN: 1 904537 07 3  SB 144 pp £7.99 Published by RedcliffePress Ltd, 81g Pemroke Rd, Bristol BS83EA.  ”Dear Mother” is one of those treats that crop up all too rarely; a lovingly preserved collection of private letters that have survived the passage of time. The book has two stories to tell. First the short life of a young soldier; and second the…

15 December 1916: Pte Nicholas Mann


Nicholas was the son of a shoe maker and later cabinet maker, and former Colour Sergeant. He served in the South Africa Campaign, though by the 1911 Census he is recorded as a labourer.  On attestation on 4 Sept 1914, from surviving papers, we learn that he was 5ft 6in tall, with blue eyes, brown hair and a 35 in chest. He was posted 9 Sept 1…

1 June 1918 : Captain Hewson Street MC & Bar


His parents were George Street (the local blacksmith) and Eliza Dixon Street (née Thorpe)  Hewson was raised in Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire.  At the 1901 Census, age 7, Hewson was at home living on Witham Road, Woodhall Spa with his parents, older sister and two younger siblings Gwendoline and Brenda, his grandmother and a blacksmith apprentice …