Letter of 25th June 1915 from John Duesbery to his mother

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June 25/th 1915                        ...  Pte J Duesbury

                                                       No 18260 C. Coy  12 Platoon

                                                      1/st Batt Sherwood Foresters

                                                     British Expeditionary Force  France

Dear Mother

        I have the pleasure of writing these few lines in answer to

your welcome letter + hoping you are all keeping in the best of health

as it leaves me at present. I received your parsel quite safe when we

came out of the trenches. We still keep having splendid weather out

hear We have been in the trenches for 7 days this last time i dont

no how long we are out for we have had about 12 killed and

wounded in our Battalion this last time taking it on the whole we

have had it pretty quite, but the Germans are getting more than

what they  ...  want just at present  with the French they are

driving them back and taking lots of prisoners not far from where

we are. I have not heard from Ernest yet but it is soon

enough to get an answer back yet I got a letter from Goole

and they have not heard from him since they got the post

card saying he was going on nicely i think he does not write

strait away or else you would get the letters oftener. I think

you will hear no more from Isabell as it appears  she does not

mean writing well Harry as got on very well so far without

her, so i think he will do so now. If my Uncle ...

wants you to go and live with him i should do if i were you

when we were this last time there was a German handed in he

said they were all fed up of the War i tell you i wish it

was finished and we was all safely back again as i would

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June 25/th 1915                        ...  Pte J Duesbury

                                                       No 18260 C. Coy  12 Platoon

                                                      1/st Batt Sherwood Foresters

                                                     British Expeditionary Force  France

Dear Mother

        I have the pleasure of writing these few lines in answer to

your welcome letter + hoping you are all keeping in the best of health

as it leaves me at present. I received your parsel quite safe when we

came out of the trenches. We still keep having splendid weather out

hear We have been in the trenches for 7 days this last time i dont

no how long we are out for we have had about 12 killed and

wounded in our Battalion this last time taking it on the whole we

have had it pretty quite, but the Germans are getting more than

what they  ...  want just at present  with the French they are

driving them back and taking lots of prisoners not far from where

we are. I have not heard from Ernest yet but it is soon

enough to get an answer back yet I got a letter from Goole

and they have not heard from him since they got the post

card saying he was going on nicely i think he does not write

strait away or else you would get the letters oftener. I think

you will hear no more from Isabell as it appears  she does not

mean writing well Harry as got on very well so far without

her, so i think he will do so now. If my Uncle ...

wants you to go and live with him i should do if i were you

when we were this last time there was a German handed in he

said they were all fed up of the War i tell you i wish it

was finished and we was all safely back again as i would


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  • October 26, 2018 17:27:31 Annick Rodriguez

    June 25/th 1915                        ...  Pte J Duesbury

                                                           No 18260 C. Coy  12 Platoon

                                                          1/st Batt Sherwood Foresters

                                                         British Expeditionary Force  France

    Dear Mother

            I have the pleasure of writing these few lines in answer to

    your welcome letter + hoping you are all keeping in the best of health

    as it leaves me at present. I received your parsel quite safe when we

    came out of the trenches. We still keep having splendid weather out

    hear We have been in the trenches for 7 days this last time i dont

    no how long we are out for we have had about 12 killed and

    wounded in our Battalion this last time taking it on the whole we

    have had it pretty quite, but the Germans are getting more than

    what they  ...  want just at present  with the French they are

    driving them back and taking lots of prisoners not far from where

    we are. I have not heard from Ernest yet but it is soon

    enough to get an answer back yet I got a letter from Goole

    and they have not heard from him since they got the post

    card saying he was going on nicely i think he does not write

    strait away or else you would get the letters oftener. I think

    you will hear no more from Isabell as it appears  she does not

    mean writing well Harry as got on very well so far without

    her, so i think he will do so now. If my Uncle ...

    wants you to go and live with him i should do if i were you

    when we were this last time there was a German handed in he

    said they were all fed up of the War i tell you i wish it

    was finished and we was all safely back again as i would

  • October 26, 2018 17:24:42 Annick Rodriguez

    June 25/th 1915                        ...  Pte J Duesbury

                                                           No 18260 C. Coy  12 Platoon

                                                          1/st Batt Sherwood Foresters

                                                         British Expeditionary Force  France

    Dear Mother

            I have the pleasure of writing these few lines in answer to

    your welcome letter + hoping you are all keeping in the best of health

    as it leaves me at present. I received your parsel quite safe when we

    came out of the trenches. We still keep having splendid weather out

    hear We have been in the trenches for 7 days this last time i dont

    no how long we are out for we have had about 12 killed and

    wounded in our Battalion this last time taking it on the whole we

    have had it pretty quite, but the Germans are getting more than

    what they  ...  want just at present  with the French they are

    driving them back and taking lots of prisoners not far from where

    we are. I have not heard from Ernest yet but it is soon

    enough to get an answer back yet I got a letter from Goole

    and they have not heard from him since they got the post

    card saying he was going on nicely i think he does not write

    strait away or else you would get the letters oftener. I think

    you will hear no more from Isabell as it appears  she does not


  • October 26, 2018 17:23:28 Annick Rodriguez

    June 25/th 1915                        ...  Pte J Duesbury

                                                           No 18260 C. Coy  12 Platoon

                                                          1/st Batt Sherwood Foresters

                                                         British Expeditionary Force  France

    Dear Mother

            I have the pleasure of writing these few lines in answer to

    your welcome letter + hoping you are all keeping in the best of health

    as it leaves me at present. I received your parsel quite safe when we

    came out of the trenches. We still keep having splendid weather out

    hear We have been in the trenches for 7 days this last time i dont

    no how long we are out for we have had about 12 killed and

    wounded in our Battalion this last time taking it on the whole we

    have had it pretty quite, but the Germans are getting more than

    what they  ...  want just at present  with the French they are

    driving them back and taking lots of prisoners not far from where

    we are. I have not heard from Ernest yet but it is soon

    enough to get an answer back yet I got a letter from Goole

    and they have not heard from him since they got the post

    card


  • October 26, 2018 17:20:19 Annick Rodriguez

    June 25/th 1915                        ...  Pte J Duesbury

                                                           No 18260 C. Coy  12 Platoon

                                                          1/st Batt Sherwood Foresters

                                                         British Expeditionary Force  France

    Dear Mother

            I have the pleasure of writing these few lines in answer to

    your welcome letter + hoping you are all keeping in the best of health

    as it leaves me at present. I received your parsel quite safe when we

    came out of the trenches. We still keep having splendid weather out

    hear We have been in the trenches for 7 days this last time i dont

    no how long we are out for we have had about 12 killed and

    wounded in our Battalion this last time taking it on the whole we

    have had it pretty quite, but the Germans are getting more than

    what they  ...  want just at present  with the French they are

    driving them back and taking lots of prisoners not far from where

    we are. I have not heard from Ernest yet


  • October 26, 2018 17:19:39 Annick Rodriguez

    June 25/th 1915                        ...  Pte J Duesbury

                                                           No 18260 C. Coy  12 Platoon

                                                          1/st Batt Sherwood Foresters

                                                         British Expeditionary Force  France

    Dear Mother

            I have the pleasure of writing these few lines in answer to

    your welcome letter + hoping you are all keeping in the best of health

    as it leaves me at present. I received your parsel quite safe when we

    came out of the trenches. We still keep having splendid weather out

    hear We have been in the trenches for 7 days this last time i dont

    no how long we are out for we have had about 12 killed and

    wounded in our Battalion this last time taking it on the whole we

    have had it pretty quite, but the Germans are getting more than

    what they  ...  want just at present  with the French they are


  • October 26, 2018 17:17:06 Annick Rodriguez

    June 25/th 1915                        ...  Pte J Duesbury

                                                           No 18260 C. Coy  12 Platoon

                                                          1/st Batt Sherwood Foresters

                                                         British Expeditionary Force  France

    Dear Mother

            I have the pleasure of writing these few lines in answer to

    your welcome letter + hoping you are all keeping in the best of health

    as it leaves me at present. I received your parsel quite safe when we

    came out of the trenches. We still keep having splendid weather out

    hear We have been in the trenches for 7 days this last time i dont

    no how long we are out for we have had about 12 killed and

    wounded in our Battalion


  • October 26, 2018 17:16:31 Annick Rodriguez

    June 25/th 1915                        ...  Pte J Duesbury

                                                           No 18260 C. Coy  12 Platoon

                                                          1/st Batt Sherwood Foresters

                                                         British Expeditionary Force  France

    Dear Mother

            I have the pleasure of writing these few lines in answer to

    your welcome letter + hoping you are all keeping in the best of health

    as it leaves me at present. I received your parsel quite safe when we

    came out of the trenches. We still keep having splendid weather out

    hear We have been in the trenches for 7 days this last time i dont


  • October 26, 2018 17:14:18 Annick Rodriguez

    June 25/th 1915                        ...  Pte J Duesbury

                                                           No 18260 C. Coy  12 Platoon

                                                          1/st Batt Sherwood Foresters

                                                         British Expeditionary Force  France


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    Kenneth Duesbery, great nephew of John
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