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55644: Letter from 2nd. Lt. Frank Aldridge Fawcett

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1/6 South Staffs Rgt BEF France 18.4.16

Dear Uncle Jack,

Hear that you have joined the Arty: good luck are they Field Guns or F[...si]:? Think I told you that we were sent to Egypt but returned within a month of landing there, was a very interesting ex

Frank Aldridge Fawcett was born in Kings Norton in 1896, the only son of Frederick and Kate Fawcett. He was killed at the Battle of Loos, aged 19.


Editor's Comment:
Serjeant 14/236 Frank Aldridge Fawcett, Royal Warwickshire Regiment, was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the 1/6th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment (recorded as 1/5th Bn. by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission). He was killed in action 1st July 1916, and is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial. Both the 1/5th and 1/6th Battalions formed part of the 46th (North Midland) Division, tasked with attacking the village of Gommecourt on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

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5728.txt| GWA_4012_Letter_from_2nd._Lt._Frank_Aldridge_Fawcett.txt|

Creator

Fawcett, Frank Aldridge

Date

18th April 1916

Date Created

01/09/1916

Temporal Coverage

30/09/1916

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Unknown

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Text: Transcription

Type

Letter

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Jill Turnbull

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The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

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The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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