Letter of 1915 from John Duesbery to his mother

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 Pvt. J. Duesbery No 18.260

 3 Sheerwood Forester     B


Dear Mother

    Just a few lines hoping you are all

well as it leaves me at present. You

will think i have forgotten you all

together but i have not  I listed about

about 8 weeks ago i was at Derby

Barracks to Plymouth and i have been

here 6 weeks. I lived at a place called

Mansfield about 5 miles from the place

were i was working i was working at

a place called Shirebrook at the Gas-

works i have listed for 3 years or the

Duration of the War. We are going

through it pretty stiff here Marching

and Rifle practice. We get plenty

of good grub here though thats

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 Pvt. J. Duesbery No 18.260

 3 Sheerwood Forester     B


Dear Mother

    Just a few lines hoping you are all

well as it leaves me at present. You

will think i have forgotten you all

together but i have not  I listed about

about 8 weeks ago i was at Derby

Barracks to Plymouth and i have been

here 6 weeks. I lived at a place called

Mansfield about 5 miles from the place

were i was working i was working at

a place called Shirebrook at the Gas-

works i have listed for 3 years or the

Duration of the War. We are going

through it pretty stiff here Marching

and Rifle practice. We get plenty

of good grub here though thats


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  • October 26, 2018 15:45:39 Annick Rodriguez

     Pvt. J. Duesbery No 18.260

     3 Sheerwood Forester     B


    Dear Mother

        Just a few lines hoping you are all

    well as it leaves me at present. You

    will think i have forgotten you all

    together but i have not  I listed about

    about 8 weeks ago i was at Derby

    Barracks to Plymouth and i have been

    here 6 weeks. I lived at a place called

    Mansfield about 5 miles from the place

    were i was working i was working at

    a place called Shirebrook at the Gas-

    works i have listed for 3 years or the

    Duration of the War. We are going

    through it pretty stiff here Marching

    and Rifle practice. We get plenty

    of good grub here though thats

  • October 26, 2018 15:42:50 Annick Rodriguez

     Pvt. J. Duesbery No 18.260

     3 Sheerwood Forester     B


    Dear Mother

        Just a few lines hoping you are all

    well as it leaves me at present. You

    will think i have forgotten you all

    together but i have not  I listed about


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  • 50.3754565||-4.1426565||

    Plymouth, UK

  • 53.147195||-1.198674||

    Mansfield, UK

  • 53.2019189||-1.217961||

    Shirebrook, UK

Location(s)
  • Document location Plymouth, UK
  • Additional document location Mansfield, UK
  • Additional document location Shirebrook, UK


ID
17050 / 201591
Source
http://europeana1914-1918.eu/...
Contributor
Kenneth Duesbery, great nephew of John
License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/


  • English

  • Western Front

  • Artillery
  • Home Front
  • Remembrance
  • Trench Life



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