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58738: Letter home written by 2nd Lt Albert Brainerd Raynes about life in the trenches

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Letter home written by my uncle, 2nd Lt Albert Brainerd Raynes, about life in the trenches.

Location probably Neuve Chapelle.


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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9146.cpd| 4623.pdf|GWA_3244_01_12_14_1.pdf 4624.pdf|GWA_3245_01_12_14_2.pdf 4625.pdf|GWA_3246_01_12_14_3.pdf 4626.pdf|GWA_3247_01_12_14_4.pdf 4627.pdf|GWA_3248_01_12_14_5.pdf

Creator

Raynes, Albert Brainerd

Date

1st December 1914

Date Created

01/12/1914

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Type

Letter

Pages

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Number of Pages

5

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Peter Raynes

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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