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55953: War Diary: Monday December 27th 1915

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posted on 2024-05-01, 16:47 authored by First World War Poetry Digital Archive Project Team

Transcribed letter from Father A. B. Purdie to Mrs. Leighton describing the circumstances of her son Roland Leighton's death in France. The letter was received on 2 January 1916, and Vera Brittain has copied it into her diary, along with a series of poems and extracted verses on death and remembrance.

History

Identifier

3042.cpd | 2722.jpg | VBMMU-Dec 27 -p1-2.jpg 2723.jpg | VBMMU-Dec 27 -p3-4.jpg

Creator

Brittain, Vera (1893-1970)

Date

27th December 1915

Date Created

27/12/1915

Spatial

Brighton, England

Source

Notebook

Medium

Paper

Format

Pen

Type

Diary | Diary

Pages

1, 3

Number of Pages

4

Contributor

Alisa Miller

Rights

The digitised Vera Brittain material may be used for educational purposes only and remains the copyright at all times of the Literary Executors for the Vera Brittain Estate, 1970 and The Vera Brittain Fonds, McMaster University Library. In any distribution or display of the material this acknowledgment must be clearly indicated.

Repository Name

McMaster University, Mills Memorial Library, The William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections

Repository Address

1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario, L8S 4L6, Canada

Publisher

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

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