John Duesbery (Sherwood Foresters) killed on Somme, item 20

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one good thing. I want you to go in

for the allowance what they are giving

i dont no exatly what it is but its 10/-

or 12s for anyone who as not a Father

and the Mother Depends on then you will

have to go to the post office and inquire

and they will give you the papers and

you will get paid there. They will let

you no all about it its worth troubling

after if its 10- if they ask you were i

listed tell them Mansfield Recruiting Office

Nottinghamshire. when i listed they asked

me who i wanted to leave my back pay

to if i went to the front I told them

you they got your name and adress If

they  you will have to tell them that you

depend on me then if you get it you can

keep sending me a shilling or two and keep the

rest for yourself. See about it at once and

let me now  i        ...    going on about it

because i might let have to write to the place

where i listed Write and let me now as

soon as possible dont Forget give my

best love to all From Your loving Son

                           Jack

P.S.

I will wait for a answer

before i write again see into it

at once soner you do soner you will

get the money   X X X X X X X X X  X

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one good thing. I want you to go in

for the allowance what they are giving

i dont no exatly what it is but its 10/-

or 12s for anyone who as not a Father

and the Mother Depends on then you will

have to go to the post office and inquire

and they will give you the papers and

you will get paid there. They will let

you no all about it its worth troubling

after if its 10- if they ask you were i

listed tell them Mansfield Recruiting Office

Nottinghamshire. when i listed they asked

me who i wanted to leave my back pay

to if i went to the front I told them

you they got your name and adress If

they  you will have to tell them that you

depend on me then if you get it you can

keep sending me a shilling or two and keep the

rest for yourself. See about it at once and

let me now  i        ...    going on about it

because i might let have to write to the place

where i listed Write and let me now as

soon as possible dont Forget give my

best love to all From Your loving Son

                           Jack

P.S.

I will wait for a answer

before i write again see into it

at once soner you do soner you will

get the money   X X X X X X X X X  X


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  • October 26, 2018 17:11:21 Annick Rodriguez

    one good thing. I want you to go in

    for the allowance what they are giving

    i dont no exatly what it is but its 10/-

    or 12s for anyone who as not a Father

    and the Mother Depends on then you will

    have to go to the post office and inquire

    and they will give you the papers and

    you will get paid there. They will let

    you no all about it its worth troubling

    after if its 10- if they ask you were i

    listed tell them Mansfield Recruiting Office

    Nottinghamshire. when i listed they asked

    me who i wanted to leave my back pay

    to if i went to the front I told them

    you they got your name and adress If

    they  you will have to tell them that you

    depend on me then if you get it you can

    keep sending me a shilling or two and keep the

    rest for yourself. See about it at once and

    let me now  i        ...    going on about it

    because i might let have to write to the place

    where i listed Write and let me now as

    soon as possible dont Forget give my

    best love to all From Your loving Son

                               Jack

    P.S.

    I will wait for a answer

    before i write again see into it

    at once soner you do soner you will

    get the money   X X X X X X X X X  X

  • October 26, 2018 15:58:52 Annick Rodriguez

    one good thing. I want you to go in

    for the allowance what they are giving

    i dont no exatly what it is but its 10/-

    or 12s for anyone who as not a Father

    and the Mother Depends on then you will

    have to go to the post office and inquire

    and they will give you the papers and

    you will get paid there. They will let

    you no all about it its worth troubling

    after if its 10- if they ask you were i

    listed tell them Mansfield Recruiting Office

    Nottinghamshire. when i listed they asked

    me who i wanted to leave my back pay

    to if i went to the front I told them

    you they got your name and adress If

    they  you will have to tell them that you

    depend on me then if you get it you can

    keep sending me a shilling or two and keep the

    rest for yourself. See about it at once and

    let me now  i        ...    going on about it

    because i might let have to write to the place

    where i listed Write and let me now as

    soon as possible dont Forget give my

    best love to all From Your loving Son

                               Jack

    P.S.

    I will wait for a answer

    before i write again see into it

    at once soner you do soner you will

    get the


  • October 26, 2018 15:57:06 Annick Rodriguez

    one good thing. I want you to go in

    for the allowance what they are giving

    i dont no exatly what it is but its 10/-

    or 12s for anyone who as not a Father

    and the Mother Depends on then you will

    have to go to the post office and inquire

    and they will give you the papers and

    you will get paid there. They will let

    you no all about it its worth troubling

    after if its 10- if they ask you were i

    listed tell them Mansfield Recruiting Office

    Nottinghamshire. when i listed they asked

    me who i wanted to leave my back pay

    to if i went to the front I told them

    you they got your name and adress If

    they  you will have to tell them that you

    depend on me then if you get it you can

    keep sending me a shilling or two and keep the

    rest for yourself. See about it at once and

    let me now  i        ...    going on about it

    because i might let have to write to the place

    where i listed Write and let me now as

    soon as possible dont Forget give my


  • October 26, 2018 15:55:25 Annick Rodriguez

    one good thing. I want you to go in

    for the allowance what they are giving

    i dont no exatly what it is but its 10/-

    or 12s for anyone who as not a Father

    and the Mother Depends on then you will

    have to go to the post office and inquire

    and they will give you the papers and

    you will get paid there. They will let

    you no all about it its worth troubling

    after if its 10- if they ask you were i

    listed tell them Mansfield Recruiting Office

    Nottinghamshire. when i listed they asked

    me who i wanted to leave my back pay

    to if i went to the front I told them

    you they got your name and adress If

    they  you will have to tell them that you

    depend on me then if you get it you can

    keep sending me a shilling or two and keep the

    rest for yourself. See about it at once and

    let me now        ...    going on about it


  • October 26, 2018 15:54:04 Annick Rodriguez

    one good thing. I want you to go in

    for the allowance what they are giving

    i dont no exatly what it is but its 10/-

    or 12s for anyone who as not a Father

    and the Mother Depends on then you will

    have to go to the post office and inquire

    and they will give you the papers and

    you will get paid there. They will let

    you no all about it its worth troubling

    after if its 10- if they ask you were i

    listed tell them Mansfield Recruiting Office

    Nottinghamshire. when i listed they asked

    me who i wanted to leave my back pay

    to if i went to the front I told them

    you they got your name and adress If

    they  you will have to tell them that you

    depend on me then if you get it you can

    keep sending me a shilling or two and keep the

    rest for yourself. See about it at once and

    let me now i ...


  • October 26, 2018 15:52:20 Annick Rodriguez

    one good thing. I want you to go in

    for the allowance what they are giving

    i dont no exatly what it is but its 10/-

    or 12s for anyone who as not a Father

    and the Mother Depends on then you will

    have to go to the post office and inquire

    and they will give you the papers and

    you will get paid there. They will let

    you no all about it its worth troubling

    after if its 10- if they ask you were i

    listed tell them Mansfield Recruiting Office

    Nottinghamshire. when i listed they asked

    me who i wanted to leave my back pay

    to if i went to the front I told them

    you they got your name and adress If

    they  you will have to tell them that you

    depend on me then if you get it you can

    keep sending me a shilling or two and keep the

    rest for yourself. See about it at once and



  • October 26, 2018 15:50:37 Annick Rodriguez

    one good thing. I want you to go in

    for the allowance what they are giving

    i dont no exatly what it is but its 10/-

    or 12s for anyone who as not a Father

    and the Mother Depends on then you will

    have to go to the post office and inquire

    and they will give you the papers and

    you will get paid there. They will let

    you no all about it its worth troubling

    after if its 10- if they ask you were i

    listed tell them Mansfield Recruiting Office

    Nottinghamshire. when i listed they asked

    me who i wanted to leave my back pay


  • October 26, 2018 15:48:46 Annick Rodriguez

    one good thing. I want you to go in

    for the allowance what they are giving

    i dont no exatly what it is but its 10/-

    or 12s for anyone who as not a Father

    and the Mother Depends on then you will

    have to go to the post office and inquire

    and they will give you the papers and

    you will get paid there. They will let

    you no all about it its worth troubling

    after if its 


  • October 26, 2018 15:47:30 Annick Rodriguez

    one good thing. I want you to go in

    for the allowance what they are giving

    i dont no exatly what it is but its 10/-


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    ID
    17050 / 201592
    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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