Thomas Bromley Shaw, item 78

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.First page on the left


one to see the company officer

he has a tenor horn at liberty

but it will not be wise to

see him untill things

settle down a bit, the

instruments were left at

a place in a big hurry

or no doubt I should

have been in the Band.

I have prayed every night

that I should get into the

band. Eating those hard

biscuits I lost a false tooth

on Thursday & another Friday

so I went to see Doctor to day

Set 6/4/18. he said they could not

do anything at present, but when

they commenced sending dental

cases, they would send me that


.Second page on the right

might mean months.

Sat tea time moved by motor

then a terrible march cannot

be described. Then the trenches

we marched through shell holes

filled with water sunken

roads & raining all the

time. Bullets whistling

by us. then the trenches

you have not the very faintest

idea what they are like

over the top of the outtees

in mud and slime. I

am wet through up to the

thighs. Sat shivering in a

hole in side of trench

till daylight. then went

on top but on account

of shelling had to get

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.First page on the left


one to see the company officer

he has a tenor horn at liberty

but it will not be wise to

see him untill things

settle down a bit, the

instruments were left at

a place in a big hurry

or no doubt I should

have been in the Band.

I have prayed every night

that I should get into the

band. Eating those hard

biscuits I lost a false tooth

on Thursday & another Friday

so I went to see Doctor to day

Set 6/4/18. he said they could not

do anything at present, but when

they commenced sending dental

cases, they would send me that


.Second page on the right

might mean months.

Sat tea time moved by motor

then a terrible march cannot

be described. Then the trenches

we marched through shell holes

filled with water sunken

roads & raining all the

time. Bullets whistling

by us. then the trenches

you have not the very faintest

idea what they are like

over the top of the outtees

in mud and slime. I

am wet through up to the

thighs. Sat shivering in a

hole in side of trench

till daylight. then went

on top but on account

of shelling had to get


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  • October 25, 2018 17:46:53 Sarika Jain

    .First page on the left


    one to see the company officer

    he has a tenor horn at liberty

    but it will not be wise to

    see him untill things

    settle down a bit, the

    instruments were left at

    a place in a big hurry

    or no doubt I should

    have been in the Band.

    I have prayed every night

    that I should get into the

    band. Eating those hard

    biscuits I lost a false tooth

    on Thursday & another Friday

    so I went to see Doctor to day

    Set 6/4/18. he said they could not

    do anything at present, but when

    they commenced sending dental

    cases, they would send me that


    .Second page on the right

    might mean months.

    Sat tea time moved by motor

    then a terrible march cannot

    be described. Then the trenches

    we marched through shell holes

    filled with water sunken

    roads & raining all the

    time. Bullets whistling

    by us. then the trenches

    you have not the very faintest

    idea what they are like

    over the top of the outtees

    in mud and slime. I

    am wet through up to the

    thighs. Sat shivering in a

    hole in side of trench

    till daylight. then went

    on top but on account

    of shelling had to get

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    Western Front

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  • Western Front

  • Artillery
  • Transport
  • Trench Life



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