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Mrs Owtram's Letters from soldiers and their relatives, First World War.

Letter to Mrs Owtram from CQMS J Byrne, A Company, 1/5th Bn King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, somewhere in Belgium. Dated 1 May 1915. regarding newspapers for A Company etc.

1st May 1915
Dear Madam,
Just a few lines to thank you for the Newspapers for our company. It gives us great pleasure to know that we are not forgotten by the good people at home and anything little thing that is sent out to us is appreciated by all ranks and helps to lighten our burden. You will know by the time you get this that you son has been wounded but I could not inform you now he is. It will be a pleasure to you to know that [he] is a splendid young officer and greatly respected by all his Company. I have been informed by my wife that you had visited her to express your sympathy in our sad bereavement on the loss of our Dear son and I take this opportunity of thanking you for your kindness in doing so it will be a great pleasure to me and my wife.
In after days if I am spared to come back home again you will see that our Battalion has been in the thick of it and had many casualties but the good people at home ought to be proud of them in the manner in which they acquitted themselves. So I will conclude once again thanking you on behalf o A Company and myself.
I remain
Yours sincerely

J Byrne

A Coy Quarter Master Sergeant 1st/5th Battalion, The King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Somewhere in Belgium.

Accession Number: KO2490/120

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