The brothers who went to war, item 3

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No 3

June 7th Bombs fell in Canal amongst the bathers. no one hurt

trying my gun + took up position near Bethune

8th Firing gun. went well. no mishap with our gun. no 2 gun

exploded bullet by heat of barrel missingjarrbing

returned at Noon. Shells had been falling in village one house

lost its Roof. no one hurt. Base of shell picked up proved

to be high explosive. Outside casing 1 1/2 missing thick, missing4missingthick.

Very heavy thunderstorms. broke over the place from North to South

hailstones as large as Walnuts.

9th Two Shells dropped near. no damage. Salanne the noted

airman working in conjunction with "Little Willie" Guns, 

gone to the Darderelles, I hear Kaiser has offered 10,000

markshe (Salaone) heard. Which shoes the damage he had

been doing. Last night heavy bombardment of La Barree

"Little Willie" dropped a Shell in to Swimming

Pool where 30 German Officers were missing Killed or 

injured the lot. Church of La Barree used on a

Head Quarters for German, one shell from "Little Willie"

No more Church. Casulaties, not know. Guns layed by

experts from H.M.S. Pembroke.

10th Flooded out of Billet in Garden 5Am everything soaked

shell dropped in same house as on the 8th killed two bird

in a cage! Made Gun pits for defending our brigade in

case of enemy breaking through. News of a Zep brought

down + fired.

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No 3

June 7th Bombs fell in Canal amongst the bathers. no one hurt

trying my gun + took up position near Bethune

8th Firing gun. went well. no mishap with our gun. no 2 gun

exploded bullet by heat of barrel missingjarrbing

returned at Noon. Shells had been falling in village one house

lost its Roof. no one hurt. Base of shell picked up proved

to be high explosive. Outside casing 1 1/2 missing thick, missing4missingthick.

Very heavy thunderstorms. broke over the place from North to South

hailstones as large as Walnuts.

9th Two Shells dropped near. no damage. Salanne the noted

airman working in conjunction with "Little Willie" Guns, 

gone to the Darderelles, I hear Kaiser has offered 10,000

markshe (Salaone) heard. Which shoes the damage he had

been doing. Last night heavy bombardment of La Barree

"Little Willie" dropped a Shell in to Swimming

Pool where 30 German Officers were missing Killed or 

injured the lot. Church of La Barree used on a

Head Quarters for German, one shell from "Little Willie"

No more Church. Casulaties, not know. Guns layed by

experts from H.M.S. Pembroke.

10th Flooded out of Billet in Garden 5Am everything soaked

shell dropped in same house as on the 8th killed two bird

in a cage! Made Gun pits for defending our brigade in

case of enemy breaking through. News of a Zep brought

down + fired.


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  • October 26, 2018 10:54:34 Sara Fresi

    No 3

    June 7th Bombs fell in Canal amongst the bathers. no one hurt

    trying my gun + took up position near Bethune

    8th Firing gun. went well. no mishap with our gun. no 2 gun

    exploded bullet by heat of barrel missingjarrbing

    returned at Noon. Shells had been falling in village one house

    lost its Roof. no one hurt. Base of shell picked up proved

    to be high explosive. Outside casing 1 1/2 missing thick, missing4missingthick.

    Very heavy thunderstorms. broke over the place from North to South

    hailstones as large as Walnuts.

    9th Two Shells dropped near. no damage. Salanne the noted

    airman working in conjunction with "Little Willie" Guns, 

    gone to the Darderelles, I hear Kaiser has offered 10,000

    markshe (Salaone) heard. Which shoes the damage he had

    been doing. Last night heavy bombardment of La Barree

    "Little Willie" dropped a Shell in to Swimming

    Pool where 30 German Officers were missing Killed or 

    injured the lot. Church of La Barree used on a

    Head Quarters for German, one shell from "Little Willie"

    No more Church. Casulaties, not know. Guns layed by

    experts from H.M.S. Pembroke.

    10th Flooded out of Billet in Garden 5Am everything soaked

    shell dropped in same house as on the 8th killed two bird

    in a cage! Made Gun pits for defending our brigade in

    case of enemy breaking through. News of a Zep brought

    down + fired.

  • October 26, 2018 10:54:26 Sara Fresi
  • January 23, 2018 12:47:40 Georgia Anderton

    No 3

    June 7th Bombs fell in Canal amongst the bathers. no one hurt

    trying my gun + took up position near Bethune

    8th Firing gun. went well. no mishap with our gun. no 2 gun

    exploded bullet by heat of barrel missingjarrbing

    returned at Noon. Shells had been falling in village one house

    lost its Roof. no one hurt. Base of shell picked up proved

    to be high explosive. Outside casing 1 1/2 missing thick, missing4missingthick.

    Very heavy thunderstorms. broke over the place from North to South

    hailstones as large as Walnuts.

    9th Two Shells dropped near. no damage. Salanne the noted

    airman working in conjunction with "Little Willie" Guns, 

    gone to the Darderelles, I hear Kaiser has offered 10,000

    markshe (Salaone) heard. Which shoes the damage he had

    been doing. Last night heavy bombardment of La Barree

    "Little Willie" dropped a Shell in to Swimming

    Pool where 30 German Officers were missing Killed or 

    injured the lot. Church of La Barree used on a

    Head Quarters for German, one shell from "Little Willie"

    No more Church. Casulaties, not know. Guns layed by

    experts from H.M.S. Pembroke.

    10th Flooded out of Billet in Garden 5Am everything soaked

    shell dropped in same house as on the 8th killed two bird

    in a cage! Made Gun pits for defending our brigade in

    case of enemy breaking through. News of a Zep brought

    down + fired.


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  • 50.531036||2.63926||

    Bethune

  • 47.404742||6.1795289||

    La Barre

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  • Document location Bethune
  • Additional document location La Barre


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  • English

  • Gallipoli Front
  • Western Front

  • Recruitment and Conscription



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