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Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

BRITISH RED CROSS

-AND-  

ORDER OF ST. JOHN.      

22/11/17

ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                  FOR

WOUNDED AND MISSING,

18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1.        Cpl. John Duesbery 18260

2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

Dear Madam .the word 'madam' is handwritten


               Now that over a year has passed without news, not-

withstanding all possible enquires made by us among comrades

in English Hospitals and at the Bases abroad, we fear that

 the soldiers who were missing from the 2nd Sherwood Foresters

in September 1916 cannot have survived.   This was, as you

know, the time of the Great Offensive on the Somme front, and

the battle was everywhere very violent. 

     

               Our reports show that in the middle of September

the 2nd  Sherwood Foresters were fighting E.N.E. of Albert.

One soldier says; -


           ''On September 13. the action was a kind of a big patrol

           ''in the Morval district, to find out what the ground was

           ''like before we went over at Morval.''   Another gives

                          a fuller account: -


             ''On September 13. at Triangle Trench between Guillemont

             ''and Ginchy we were advancing at about 6.30 p.m.   Two

             ''Companies had already taken three lines of trenches that

             ''day.  Then the other two Companies advanced further from

             ''shell holes and were rushing a German position.     They

             ''came from the railway line which leads up to Guillemont

             ''and got on to the Ridge.''


                     He then describes a sudden fall of German whizz-bangs

     causing serious casualties.   Part of the ground seems to have

     been held, but on the morning of September 15 they again ''went

     over the top in front of Ginchy'' and were ''attacking at Les

     Boeufs.''   We are told that they took and kept ''some gunpits

     near Morval and dug in.''


                    On the way back to our lines, wounded men had appar-

     ently to pass through Ginchy wood, and the enemy ''were shellimissing

     this wood very heavily.''


                     The Battalion was shortly afterwards relieved.


                     In the stress of the incessant fighting men had little

      opportunity for noticing the movements of their comrades.  After

      questioning every reliable witness whom we could find, we have

       had reluctantly to give up all hope of hearing anything of 

         your son's ( ...handwritten) fate, though we never cease to

       watch the Prisoners' Lists from Germany for the names of all

       the Missing.

     

                   We desire to offer our deep sympathy to the family and

        friends.

                       

                                                       Yours faithfully,

                                                                  R.H. 


                                         for THE EARL OF LUCAN.


.there is a handwritten name 'Cpl. John Duesbery. 18260' on the right side top.

.there is a date '22/11/17 handwritten on the right side top corner










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Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

BRITISH RED CROSS

-AND-  

ORDER OF ST. JOHN.      

22/11/17

ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                  FOR

WOUNDED AND MISSING,

18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1.        Cpl. John Duesbery 18260

2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

Dear Madam .the word 'madam' is handwritten


               Now that over a year has passed without news, not-

withstanding all possible enquires made by us among comrades

in English Hospitals and at the Bases abroad, we fear that

 the soldiers who were missing from the 2nd Sherwood Foresters

in September 1916 cannot have survived.   This was, as you

know, the time of the Great Offensive on the Somme front, and

the battle was everywhere very violent. 

     

               Our reports show that in the middle of September

the 2nd  Sherwood Foresters were fighting E.N.E. of Albert.

One soldier says; -


           ''On September 13. the action was a kind of a big patrol

           ''in the Morval district, to find out what the ground was

           ''like before we went over at Morval.''   Another gives

                          a fuller account: -


             ''On September 13. at Triangle Trench between Guillemont

             ''and Ginchy we were advancing at about 6.30 p.m.   Two

             ''Companies had already taken three lines of trenches that

             ''day.  Then the other two Companies advanced further from

             ''shell holes and were rushing a German position.     They

             ''came from the railway line which leads up to Guillemont

             ''and got on to the Ridge.''


                     He then describes a sudden fall of German whizz-bangs

     causing serious casualties.   Part of the ground seems to have

     been held, but on the morning of September 15 they again ''went

     over the top in front of Ginchy'' and were ''attacking at Les

     Boeufs.''   We are told that they took and kept ''some gunpits

     near Morval and dug in.''


                    On the way back to our lines, wounded men had appar-

     ently to pass through Ginchy wood, and the enemy ''were shellimissing

     this wood very heavily.''


                     The Battalion was shortly afterwards relieved.


                     In the stress of the incessant fighting men had little

      opportunity for noticing the movements of their comrades.  After

      questioning every reliable witness whom we could find, we have

       had reluctantly to give up all hope of hearing anything of 

         your son's ( ...handwritten) fate, though we never cease to

       watch the Prisoners' Lists from Germany for the names of all

       the Missing.

     

                   We desire to offer our deep sympathy to the family and

        friends.

                       

                                                       Yours faithfully,

                                                                  R.H. 


                                         for THE EARL OF LUCAN.


.there is a handwritten name 'Cpl. John Duesbery. 18260' on the right side top.

.there is a date '22/11/17 handwritten on the right side top corner











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  • September 7, 2019 18:19:03 Julia Bourbois

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN.      

    22/11/17

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1.        Cpl. John Duesbery 18260

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam .the word 'madam' is handwritten


                   Now that over a year has passed without news, not-

    withstanding all possible enquires made by us among comrades

    in English Hospitals and at the Bases abroad, we fear that

     the soldiers who were missing from the 2nd Sherwood Foresters

    in September 1916 cannot have survived.   This was, as you

    know, the time of the Great Offensive on the Somme front, and

    the battle was everywhere very violent. 

         

                   Our reports show that in the middle of September

    the 2nd  Sherwood Foresters were fighting E.N.E. of Albert.

    One soldier says; -


               ''On September 13. the action was a kind of a big patrol

               ''in the Morval district, to find out what the ground was

               ''like before we went over at Morval.''   Another gives

                              a fuller account: -


                 ''On September 13. at Triangle Trench between Guillemont

                 ''and Ginchy we were advancing at about 6.30 p.m.   Two

                 ''Companies had already taken three lines of trenches that

                 ''day.  Then the other two Companies advanced further from

                 ''shell holes and were rushing a German position.     They

                 ''came from the railway line which leads up to Guillemont

                 ''and got on to the Ridge.''


                         He then describes a sudden fall of German whizz-bangs

         causing serious casualties.   Part of the ground seems to have

         been held, but on the morning of September 15 they again ''went

         over the top in front of Ginchy'' and were ''attacking at Les

         Boeufs.''   We are told that they took and kept ''some gunpits

         near Morval and dug in.''


                        On the way back to our lines, wounded men had appar-

         ently to pass through Ginchy wood, and the enemy ''were shellimissing

         this wood very heavily.''


                         The Battalion was shortly afterwards relieved.


                         In the stress of the incessant fighting men had little

          opportunity for noticing the movements of their comrades.  After

          questioning every reliable witness whom we could find, we have

           had reluctantly to give up all hope of hearing anything of 

             your son's ( ...handwritten) fate, though we never cease to

           watch the Prisoners' Lists from Germany for the names of all

           the Missing.

         

                       We desire to offer our deep sympathy to the family and

            friends.

                           

                                                           Yours faithfully,

                                                                      R.H. 


                                             for THE EARL OF LUCAN.


    .there is a handwritten name 'Cpl. John Duesbery. 18260' on the right side top.

    .there is a date '22/11/17 handwritten on the right side top corner






    



  • November 1, 2018 10:05:42 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam .the word 'madam' is handwritten


                   Now that over a year has passed without news, not-

    withstanding all possible enquires made by us among comrades

    in English Hospitals and at the Bases abroad, we fear that

     the soldiers who were missing from the 2nd Sherwood Foresters

    in September 1916 cannot have survived.   This was, as you

    know, the time of the Great Offensive on the Somme front, and

    the battle was everywhere very violent. 

         

                   Our report show that in the middle of September

    the 2nd  Sherwood Foresters were fighting N. unclear letter E. of Albert.

    One soldier says; -


               ''On September 13. the action was a kind of a big patrol

               ''in the Morval district, to find out what the ground was

               ''like before we went over at Morval.''   Another gives

                              a fuller account: -


                 ''On September 13. at Triangle Trench between Guillemont

                 ''and Ginchy we were advancing at about 6.30 p.m.   Two

                 ''Companies had already taken three lines of trenches that

                 ''day.  Then the other two Companies advanced further from

                 ''shell holes and were rushing a German position.     They

                 ''came from the railway line which leads up to Guillemont

                 ''and got on to the Ridge.''


                         He then describes a sudden fall of German whiss-bangs

         causing serious casualties.   Part of the ground seems to have

         been held, but on the morning of September 15 they again ''went

         over the top in front of Ginchy'' and were ''attacking at Les

         Boeufs.''   We are told that they took and kept ''some gunpite

         near Morval and dug in.''


                        On the way back to our lines, wounded men had appar-

         ently to pass through Ginchy wood, and the enemy ''were shellimissing

         this wood very heavily.''


                         The Battalion was shortly afterwards relieved.


                         In the stress of the incessant fighting men had little

          opportunity for noticing the movements of their comrades.  After

          questioning every reliable witness whom we could find, we have

           had reluctantly to give up all hope of hearing anything of 

             your son's fate, though we never cease to

           watch the Prisoners' Lists from Germany for the names of all

           the Missing.

         

                       We desire to offer our deep sympathy to the family and

            friends.

                           

                                                           Yours faithfully,

                                                                      R.H. 


                                             for THE EARL OF LUCAN.


    .there is a handwritten name 'Cpl. John Duesbery. 18260' on the right side top.

    .there is a date '22/11/17 handwritten on the right side top corner






    




  • November 1, 2018 10:04:02 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam .the word 'madam' is handwritten


                   Now that over a year has passed without news, not-

    withstanding all possible enquires made by us among comrades

    in English Hospitals and at the Bases abroad, we fear that

     the soldiers who were missing from the 2nd Sherwood Foresters

    in September 1916 cannot have survived.   This was, as you

    know, the time of the Great Offensive on the Somme front, and

    the battle was everywhere very violent. 

         

                   Our report show that in the middle of September

    the 2nd  Sherwood Foresters were fighting N. unclear letter E. of Albert.

    One soldier says; -


               ''On September 13. the action was a kind of a big patrol

               ''in the Morval district, to find out what the ground was

               ''like before we went over at Morval.''   Another gives

                              a fuller account: -


                 ''On September 13. at Triangle Trench between Guillemont

                 ''and Ginchy we were advancing at about 6.30 p.m.   Two

                 ''Companies had already taken three lines of trenches that

                 ''day.  Then the other two Companies advanced further from

                 ''shell holes and were rushing a German position.     They

                 ''came from the railway line which leads up to Guillemont

                 ''and got on to the Ridge.''


                         He then describes a sudden fall of German whiss-bangs

         causing serious casualties.   Part of the ground seems to have

         been held, but on the morning of September 15 they again ''went

         over the top in front of Ginchy'' and were ''attacking at Les

         Boeufs.''   We are told that they took and kept ''some gunpite

         near Morval and dug in.''


                        On the way back to our lines, wounded men had appar-

         ently to pass through Ginchy wood, and the enemy ''were shellimissing

         this wood very heavily.''


                         The Battalion was shortly afterwards relieved.


                         In the stress of the incessant fighting men had little

          opportunity for noticing the movements of their comrades.  After

          questioning every reliable witness whom we could find, we have

           had reluctantly to give up all hope of hearing anything of 

             your son's fate, though we never cease to

           watch the Prisoners' Lists from Germany for the names of all

           the Missing.

         

                       We desire to offer our deep sympathy to the family and

            friends.

                           

                                                           Yours faithfully,

                                                                      R.H. 


                                             for THE EARL OF LUCAN.

    .there is a date '22/11/17 handwritten on the right side top corner






    




  • November 1, 2018 10:03:08 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam .the word 'madam' is handwritten


                   Now that over a year has passed without news, not-

    withstanding all possible enquires made by us among comrades

    in English Hospitals and at the Bases abroad, we fear that

     the soldiers who were missing from the 2nd Sherwood Foresters

    in September 1916 cannot have survived.   This was, as you

    know, the time of the Great Offensive on the Somme front, and

    the battle was everywhere very violent. 

         

                   Our report show that in the middle of September

    the 2nd  Sherwood Foresters were fighting N. unclear letter E. of Albert.

    One soldier says; -


               ''On September 13. the action was a kind of a big patrol

               ''in the Morval district, to find out what the ground was

               ''like before we went over at Morval.''   Another gives

                              a fuller account: -


                 ''On September 13. at Triangle Trench between Guillemont

                 ''and Ginchy we were advancing at about 6.30 p.m.   Two

                 ''Companies had already taken three lines of trenches that

                 ''day.  Then the other two Companies advanced further from

                 ''shell holes and were rushing a German position.     They

                 ''came from the railway line which leads up to Guillemont

                 ''and got on to the Ridge.''


                         He then describes a sudden fall of German whiss-bangs

         causing serious casualties.   Part of the ground seems to have

         been held, but on the morning of September 15 they again ''went

         over the top in front of Ginchy'' and were ''attacking at Les

         Boeufs.''   We are told that they took and kept ''some gunpite

         near Morval and dug in.''


                        On the way back to our lines, wounded men had appar-

         ently to pass through Ginchy wood, and the enemy ''were shellimissing

         this wood very heavily.''


                         The Battalion was shortly afterwards relieved.


                         In the stress of the incessant fighting men had little

          opportunity for noticing the movements of their comrades.  After

          questioning every reliable witness whom we could find, we have

           had reluctantly to give up all hope of hearing anything of 

             your son's fate, though we never cease to

           watch the Prisoners' Lists from Germany for the names of all

           the Missing.

         

                       We desire to offer our deep sympathy to the family and

            friends.

                           

                                                           Yours faithfully,

                                                                      R.H. 


                                             for THE EARL OF LUCAN. 







    




  • November 1, 2018 10:01:32 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam


                   Now that over a year has passed without news, not-

    withstanding all possible enquires made by us among comrades

    in English Hospitals and at the Bases abroad, we fear that

     the soldiers who were missing from the 2nd Sherwood Foresters

    in September 1916 cannot have survived.   This was, as you

    know, the time of the Great Offensive on the Somme front, and

    the battle was everywhere very violent. 

         

                   Our report show that in the middle of September

    the 2nd  Sherwood Foresters were fighting N. unclear letter E. of Albert.

    One soldier says; -


               ''On September 13. the action was a kind of a big patrol

               ''in the Morval district, to find out what the ground was

               ''like before we went over at Morval.''   Another gives

                              a fuller account: -


                 ''On September 13. at Triangle Trench between Guillemont

                 ''and Ginchy we were advancing at about 6.30 p.m.   Two

                 ''Companies had already taken three lines of trenches that

                 ''day.  Then the other two Companies advanced further from

                 ''shell holes and were rushing a German position.     They

                 ''came from the railway line which leads up to Guillemont

                 ''and got on to the Ridge.''


                         He then describes a sudden fall of German whiss-bangs

         causing serious casualties.   Part of the ground seems to have

         been held, but on the morning of September 15 they again ''went

         over the top in front of Ginchy'' and were ''attacking at Les

         Boeufs.''   We are told that they took and kept ''some gunpite

         near Morval and dug in.''


                        On the way back to our lines, wounded men had appar-

         ently to pass through Ginchy wood, and the enemy ''were shellimissing

         this wood very heavily.''


                         The Battalion was shortly afterwards relieved.


                         In the stress of the incessant fighting men had little

          opportunity for noticing the movements of their comrades.  After

          questioning every reliable witness whom we could find, we have

           had reluctantly to give up all hope of hearing anything of 

             your son's fate, though we never cease to

           watch the Prisoners' Lists from Germany for the names of all

           the Missing.

         

                       We desire to offer our deep sympathy to the family and

            friends.

                           

                                                           Yours faithfully,

                                                                      R.H. 


                                             for THE EARL OF LUCAN. 







    




  • November 1, 2018 09:53:36 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam


                   Now that over a year has passed without news, not-

    withstanding all possible enquires made by us among comrades

    in English Hospitals and at the Bases abroad, we fear that

     the soldiers who were missing from the 2nd Sherwood Foresters

    in September 1916 cannot have survived.   This was, as you

    know, the time of the Great Offensive on the Somme front, and

    the battle was everywhere very violent. 

         

                   Our report show that in the middle of September

    the 2nd  Sherwood Foresters were fighting N. unclear letter E. of Albert.

    One soldier says; -


               ''On September 13. the action was a kind of a big patrol

               ''in the Morval district, to find out what the ground was

               ''like before we went over at Morval.''   Another gives

                              a fuller account: -


                 ''On September 13. at Triangle Trench between Guillemont

                 ''and Ginchy we were advancing at about 6.30 p.m.   Two

                 ''Companies had already taken three lines of trenches that

                 ''day.  Then the other two Companies advanced further from

                 ''shell holes and were rushing a German position.     They

                 ''came from the railway line which leads up to Guillemont

                 ''and got on to the Ridge.''

     

                         He then describes a sudden fall of German whiss-bangs

         causing serious casualties.   Part of the ground seems to have

         been held, but on the morning of September 15 they again ''went

         over the top in front of Ginchy'' and were ''attacking at Les

         Boeufs.''   We are told that they took and kept ''some gunpite

         near Morval and dug in.''


                        On the way back to our lines, wounded men had appar-

         ently to pass through Ginchy wood, and the enemy ''were shellimissing

         this wood very heavily.''


                         The Battalion was shortly afterwards relieved.


                         In the stress of the incessant fighting men had little

          opportunity for noticing the movements of their comrades.  After

          questioning every reliable witness whom we could find, we have

           had reluctantly to give up all hope of hearing anything of 

             your son's fate, though we never cease to

           watch the Prisoners' Lists from Germany for the names of all

           the Missing.

         

                       We desire to offer our deep sympathy to the family and

            friends.

                           

                                                           Yours faithfully,




     



    




  • November 1, 2018 09:48:04 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam


                   Now that over a year has passed without news, not-

    withstanding all possible enquires made by us among comrades

    in English Hospitals and at the Bases abroad, we fear that

     the soldiers who were missing from the 2nd Sherwood Foresters

    in September 1916 cannot have survived.   This was, as you

    know, the time of the Great Offensive on the Somme front, and

    the battle was everywhere very violent. 

         

                   Our report show that in the middle of September

    the 2nd  Sherwood Foresters were fighting N. unclear letter E. of Albert.

    One soldier says; -


               ''On September 13. the action was a kind of a big patrol

               ''in the Morval district, to find out what the ground was

               ''like before we went over at Morval.''   Another gives

                              a fuller account: -


                 ''On September 13. at Triangle Trench between Guillemont

                 ''and Ginchy we were advancing at about 6.30 p.m.   Two

                 ''Companies had already taken three lines of trenches that

                 ''day.  Then the other two Companies advanced further from

                 ''shell holes and were rushing a German position.     They

                 ''came from the railway line which leads up to Guillemont

                 ''and got on to the Ridge.''

     

                         He then describes a sudden fall of German whiss-bangs

         causing serious casualties.   Part of the ground seems to have

         been held, but on the morning of September 15 they again ''went

         over the top in front of Ginchy'' and were ''attacking at Les

         Boeufs.''   We are told that they took and kept ''some gunpite

         near Morval and dug in.''




     



    




  • November 1, 2018 09:46:15 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam


                   Now that over a year has passed without news, not-

    withstanding all possible enquires made by us among comrades

    in English Hospitals and at the Bases abroad, we fear that

     the soldiers who were missing from the 2nd Sherwood Foresters

    in September 1916 cannot have survived.   This was, as you

    know, the time of the Great Offensive on the Somme front, and

    the battle was everywhere very violent. 

         

                   Our report show that in the middle of September

    the 2nd  Sherwood Foresters were fighting N. unclear letter E. of Albert.

    One soldier says; -


               ''On September 13. the action was a kind of a big patrol

               ''in the Morval district, to find out what the ground was

               ''like before we went over at Morval.''   Another gives

                              a fuller account: -


                 ''On September 13. at Triangle Trench between Guillemont

                 ''and Ginchy we were advancing at about 6.30 p.m.   Two

                 ''Companies had already taken three lines of trenches that

                 ''day.  Then the other two Companies advanced further from

                 ''shell holes and were rushing a German position.     They

                 ''came from the railway line which leads up to Guillemont

                 ''and got on to the Ridge.''

     

                         He then describes a sudden fall of German whiss-bangs

         causing serious casualties.   Part of the ground seems to have





     



    




  • November 1, 2018 09:45:02 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam


                   Now that over a year has passed without news, not-

    withstanding all possible enquires made by us among comrades

    in English Hospitals and at the Bases abroad, we fear that

     the soldiers who were missing from the 2nd Sherwood Foresters

    in September 1916 cannot have survived.   This was, as you

    know, the time of the Great Offensive on the Somme front, and

    the battle was everywhere very violent. 

         

                   Our report show that in the middle of September

    the 2nd  Sherwood Foresters were fighting N. unclear letter E. of Albert.

    One soldier says; -


               ''On September 13. the action was a kind of a big patrol

               ''in the Morval district, to find out what the ground was

               ''like before we went over at Morval.''   Another gives

                              a fuller account: -


                 ''On September 13. at Triangle Trench between Guillemont

                 ''and Ginchy we were advancing at about 6.30 p.m.   Two

                 ''Companies had already taken three lines of trenches that

                 ''day.  Then the other two Companies advanced further from

                 ''shell holes and were rushing a German position.     They

                 ''came from the railway line which leads up to Guillemont

                 ''and got on to the Ridge.''




     



    




  • November 1, 2018 09:40:15 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam


                   Now that over a year has passed without news, not-

    withstanding all possible enquires made by us among comrades

    in English Hospitals and at the Bases abroad, we fear that

     the soldiers who were missing from the 2nd Sherwood Foresters

    in September 1916 cannot have survived.   This was, as you

    know, the time of the Great Offensive on the Somme front, and

    the battle was everywhere very violent. 

         

                   Our report show that in the middle of September

    the 2nd  Sherwood Foresters were fighting N. unclear letter E. of Albert.

    One soldier says; -


               ''On September 13. the action was a kind of a big patrol

               ''in the Morval district, to find out what the ground was

               ''like before we went over at Morval.''   Another gives

                              a fuller account: -




     



    




  • November 1, 2018 09:37:12 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam


                   Now that over a year has passed without news, not-

    withstanding all possible enquires made by us among comrades

    in English Hospitals and at the Bases abroad, we fear that

     the soldiers who were missing from the 2nd Sherwood Foresters

    in September 1916 cannot have survived.   This was, as you

    know, the time of the Great Offensive on the Somme front, and

    the battle was everywhere very violent. 

         

                   Our report show that in the middle of September

    the 2nd  Sherwood Foresters were fighting N.Uunclear letter



     



    




  • November 1, 2018 09:36:55 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam


                   Now that over a year has passed without news, not-

    withstanding all possible enquires made by us among comrades

    in English Hospitals and at the Bases abroad, we fear that

     the soldiers who were missing from the 2nd Sherwood Foresters

    in September 1916 cannot have survived.   This was, as you

    know, the time of the Great Offensive on the Somme front, and

    the battle was everywhere very violent. 

         

                   Our report show that in the middle of September

    the 2nd  Sherwood Foresters were fighting N.U ..



     



    




  • November 1, 2018 09:36:47 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam


                   Now that over a year has passed without news, not-

    withstanding all possible enquires made by us among comrades

    in English Hospitals and at the Bases abroad, we fear that

     the soldiers who were missing from the 2nd Sherwood Foresters

    in September 1916 cannot have survived.   This was, as you

    know, the time of the Great Offensive on the Somme front, and

    the battle was everywhere very violent. 

         

                   Our report show that in the middle of September

    the 2nd  Sherwood Foresters were fighting N. ..



     



    




  • November 1, 2018 09:36:17 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam


                   Now that over a year has passed without news, not-

    withstanding all possible enquires made by us among comrades

    in English Hospitals and at the Bases abroad, we fear that

     the soldiers who were missing from the 2nd Sherwood Foresters

    in September 1916 cannot have survived.   This was, as you

    know, the time of the Great Offensive on the Somme front, and

    the battle was everywhere very violent. 

         

                   Our report show that in the middle of September

    the 2nd  Sherwood Foresters were fighting N.



     



    




  • November 1, 2018 09:35:12 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam


                   Now that over a year has passed without news, not-

    withstanding all possible enquires made by us among comrades

    in English Hospitals and at the Bases abroad, we fear that

     the soldiers who were missing from the 2nd Sherwood Foresters

    in September 1916 cannot have survived.   This was, as you

    know, the time of the Great Offensive on the Somme front, and

    the battle was everywhere very violent. 



     



    




  • November 1, 2018 09:34:08 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam


                   Now that over a year has passed without news, not-

    withstanding all possible enquires made by us among comrades

    in English Hospitals and at the Bases abroad, we fear that

     the soldiers who were missing from the 2nd Sherwood Foresters

    in September 1916 cannot have survived.   This was, as you

    know, the time of the Great Offensive on the So


     



    




  • November 1, 2018 09:32:03 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam


                   Now that over a year has passed without news, not


     



    




  • November 1, 2018 09:31:41 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam


                   Now that over a year has passed without news, not-


     



    




  • November 1, 2018 09:27:24 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam the word 'madam' is handwritten



  • November 1, 2018 09:26:29 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam 


  • November 1, 2018 09:25:54 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1. 

    2nd Sherwood Foresters. Sept. 13-15. 1916.

    Dear Madam


  • November 1, 2018 09:23:09 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1.   .in handwritten 'Cpl. John Duesbery. 18260' 


  • November 1, 2018 09:22:25 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1.   .in handwritten 


  • November 1, 2018 09:22:12 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1.   .handwritten 


  • November 1, 2018 09:21:21 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-  

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 

    ENQUIRY DEPARTMENT

                      FOR

    WOUNDED AND MISSING,

    18 Carlton House Terrace, S.W 1.    


  • November 1, 2018 09:19:34 Marina Yerali Christodoulou

    Telephone No.: REGENT 6640.

    Telegrams: ''NATIONALLY CHARLES.''

    BRITISH RED CROSS

    -AND-

    ORDER OF ST. JOHN. 


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    Guillemont, France

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17050 / 201578
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http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Kenneth Duesbery, great nephew of John
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


November 22, 1917 – November 22, 1917
  • English

  • Western Front

  • Artillery
  • Home Front
  • Remembrance
  • Trench Life



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