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55678: Letter sent to 2nd Lt Albert Brainerd Raynes

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Letter written to my uncle, 2nd Lt Albert Brainerd Raynes by his younger brother, John Leonard Raynes. Note the form of address 'Dear yank' referring to Brainerd's American birth.


Editor's Comment:
Second Lieutenant Albert Brainerd Raynes, Royal Sussex Regiment, attached 2nd Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment, was killed in action on 10th March 1915, aged 20. The son of Albert Edward and Alice Mary Raynes, of 201, Denman St., Nottingham, he is commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial. Lieutenant Raynes fell on the opening day of the battle of Neuve Chapelle, his battalion taking part in the attack of the 8th Division.

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5884.jpg| GWA_4189_Len_s_letter_to_Brainerd.jpg|

Creator

Raynes, John Leonard

Subject

Raynes, Albert Brainerd

Date

November 1914 - March 1915

Date Created

01/11/1914

Temporal Coverage

31/03/1915

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Type

Letter

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Professor E P Raynes

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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