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58564: Letter from Reggie Crooke to Len Ornellas

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posted on 2024-02-23, 23:00 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

In this letter, Reggie tells Len of his happiness at having been treated so kindly by his (Len's) family. He talks of his hopes for victory, and says he is looking forward to his leave 'like a little boy looks forward to Xmas'. The letter ends 'you have made one life happy'. Reggie was killed in action two days later (5 October 1918).


Editor's Comment:
Pte. 40314 Leonard Ornellas, North Staffordshire Regiment

Acting Bombardier 121476 George (Reggie) Crooke, 113th Bty. 25th Bde., Royal Field Artillery, died 5th October 1918, aged 26, buried Berthaucourt Communal Cemetery, Pontru.

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Creator

Crooke, George Reginald

Subject

Ornellas, Len

Date

3rd October 1918

Date Created

03/10/1918

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Type

Letter

Pages

1, 2

Number of Pages

2

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Jackie Weaver

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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