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60740: Draft letter from postmen in Hereford requesting permission to join the army, and letter of application to Army Post Office Corps, written by James Cross

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

Part of a large collection relating to Jim Cross, Broadway, Worcestershire. Before the First World War he was a postman in Hereford, joining the army as a ˜sapper' (service number 62966) in the Royal Engineer (Signals) in January 1915. The collection includes artefacts from Serjeant James Cross' service as a despatch rider, and his memoirs “ dictated in his 90s in the 1980s-90s to his second wife, Jill. The memoirs are based on Jim's diaries from 1915, 1917 and 1918. Sjt. Cross served overseas in the 38th (Welsh) Division Signalling Company, and was later attached to Headquaters, Royal Artillery, 63rd (Royal Naval) Division.

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Identifier

9269.cpd| 5972.jpg|GWA_4293_office00148.jpg 5973.jpg|GWA_4294_office00150.jpg

Creator

Cross, James

Date

1914 - 1915

Date Created

01/08/1914

Temporal Coverage

31/12/1915

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Type

Letter

Pages

1, 2

Number of Pages

2

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Alun Edwards | Mrs Jill Cross

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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