John Duesbery's last letter to his mother, written from the Somme

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Address  Mrs. Duesberry

Swinefleet

N Goole

Dear Mother

I am writing these few of lines gravely wounded, we have done well our Batt advanced about 3 quarters of a mile.  I am laid in a shell hole with 2 wounds in my hip and through my back.  I cannot move or crawl.  I have been here for 24 hrs and never seen a living soul.  I hope you will receive these few of lines a I don't expect anyone will come to take me away, but you know I have done my duty out here now for 1 yr and 8 months and you will always have the consolation that I died quite happy doing my duty.  Please give my Best of Love to all cousins who as been so kind to me time I have been out here. And the Best of love to Mother and Harry & all at Swinefleet xx

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Address  Mrs. Duesberry

Swinefleet

N Goole

Dear Mother

I am writing these few of lines gravely wounded, we have done well our Batt advanced about 3 quarters of a mile.  I am laid in a shell hole with 2 wounds in my hip and through my back.  I cannot move or crawl.  I have been here for 24 hrs and never seen a living soul.  I hope you will receive these few of lines a I don't expect anyone will come to take me away, but you know I have done my duty out here now for 1 yr and 8 months and you will always have the consolation that I died quite happy doing my duty.  Please give my Best of Love to all cousins who as been so kind to me time I have been out here. And the Best of love to Mother and Harry & all at Swinefleet xx


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  • April 9, 2019 22:34:25 Kathy Basehart

    Address  Mrs. Duesberry

    Swinefleet

    N Goole

    Dear Mother

    I am writing these few of lines gravely wounded, we have done well our Batt advanced about 3 quarters of a mile.  I am laid in a shell hole with 2 wounds in my hip and through my back.  I cannot move or crawl.  I have been here for 24 hrs and never seen a living soul.  I hope you will receive these few of lines a I don't expect anyone will come to take me away, but you know I have done my duty out here now for 1 yr and 8 months and you will always have the consolation that I died quite happy doing my duty.  Please give my Best of Love to all cousins who as been so kind to me time I have been out here. And the Best of love to Mother and Harry & all at Swinefleet xx


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    17050 / 201689
    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
    • Trench Life



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