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61101: Sketches by W.G. Vernon

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A series of sketches sent home from France by my grandfather W.G.Vernon whilst serving in the 11th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers September 1917 and May 1918. Also from the east coast of England with the 11th Batallion Bedfordshire Regiment, June 1916 to September 1917, as well as when prisoner of war in Germany July 1918 until January 1919. Vernon William was from Southfield Road, Cowley.

Title page inscribed "Sketches sent home from France by W.G. Vernon whilst serving in the 11th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers September 1917 and May 1918. Also from the east coast of England with the 11th Batallion Bedfordshire Regiment, June 1916 to September 1917, as well as when prisoner of war in Germany July 1918 until January 1919." Vernon William was from Southfield Road, Cowley. Left page inscribed 'Fulham Hospital', right page two sketches of a soldier (patient?). Part of a series of sketches sent home from France by my grandfather W.G.Vernon whilst serving in the 11th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers September 1917 and May 1918. Also from the east coast of England with the 11th Batallion Bedfordshire Regiment, June 1916 to September 1917, as well as when prisoner of war in Germany July 1918 until January 1919. Vernon William was from Southfield Road, Cowley. Left page inscribed 'Pakefield 1917' and three sketches of soldiers, cats and a fireplace. Part of a series of sketches sent home from France by my grandfather W.G.Vernon whilst serving in the 11th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers September 1917 and May 1918. Also from the east coast of England with the 11th Batallion Bedfordshire Regiment, June 1916 to September 1917, as well as when prisoner of war in Germany July 1918 until January 1919. Vernon William was from Southfield Road, Cowley. Two sketchs of a soldier and a soldier on a horse on the right page. Part of a series of sketches sent home from France by my grandfather W.G.Vernon whilst serving in the 11th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers September 1917 and May 1918. Also from the east coast of England with the 11th Batallion Bedfordshire Regiment, June 1916 to September 1917, as well as when prisoner of war in Germany July 1918 until January 1919. Vernon William was from Southfield Road, Cowley. Left page inscribe 'Drawn in a dugout whilst on guard duty in tunnels Cambrin, Nov 1917'. right page has two designs for Christmas cards. Part of a series of sketches sent home from France by my grandfather W.G.Vernon whilst serving in the 11th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers September 1917 and May 1918. Also from the east coast of England with the 11th Batallion Bedfordshire Regiment, June 1916 to September 1917, as well as when prisoner of war in Germany July 1918 until January 1919. Vernon William was from Southfield Road, Cowley. Left page inscribed 'No. 7 S.H.', right page contains a sketch of soldiers of different nationalities and a horse. Part of a series of sketches sent home from France by my grandfather W.G.Vernon whilst serving in the 11th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers September 1917 and May 1918. Also from the east coast of England with the 11th Batallion Bedfordshire Regiment, June 1916 to September 1917, as well as when prisoner of war in Germany July 1918 until January 1919. Vernon William was from Southfield Road, Cowley. Left page inscribed 'Frémicourt', right page contains two sketches of horses. Part of a series of sketches sent home from France by my grandfather W.G.Vernon whilst serving in the 11th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers September 1917 and May 1918. Also from the east coast of England with the 11th Batallion Bedfordshire Regiment, June 1916 to September 1917, as well as when prisoner of war in Germany July 1918 until January 1919. Vernon William was from Southfield Road, Cowley. Right page contains a field postcard, right page contains sketches of Indian Regiment soldiers. Part of a series of sketches sent home from France by my grandfather W.G.Vernon whilst serving in the 11th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers September 1917 and May 1918. Also from the east coast of England with the 11th Batallion Bedfordshire Regiment, June 1916 to September 1917, as well as when prisoner of war in Germany July 1918 until January 1919. Vernon William was from Southfield Road, Cowley. Letter and sketch of Indian Transport Driver and Mules. Part of a series of sketches sent home from France by my grandfather W.G.Vernon whilst serving in the 11th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers September 1917 and May 1918. Also from the east coast of England with the 11th Batallion Bedfordshire Regiment, June 1916 to September 1917, as well as when prisoner of war in Germany July 1918 until January 1919. Vernon William was from Southfield Road, Cowley. Left page inscribed 'Coulonges', right page contains two portraits of soldiers. Part of a book of sketches sent home from France by my grandfather W.G.Vernon whilst serving in the 11th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers September 1917 and May 1918. Also from the east coast of England with the 11th Batallion Bedfordshire Regiment, June 1916 to September 1917, as well as when prisoner of war in Germany July 1918 until January 1919. Vernon William was from Southfield Road, Cowley. Postcard sent from Courville No. 1 Prisoner of War Camp, July 2nd 1918. Contained within a book containing sketches sent home from France by my grandfather W.G.Vernon whilst serving in the 11th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers September 1917 and May 1918. Also from the east coast of England with the 11th Batallion Bedfordshire Regiment, June 1916 to September 1917, as well as when prisoner of war in Germany July 1918 until January 1919. Vernon William was from Southfield Road, Cowley. Left page inscribed 'Cassel', right page contains two sketches of British and Indian officers and horses. Part of a book of sketches sent home from France by my grandfather W.G.Vernon whilst serving in the 11th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers September 1917 and May 1918. Also from the east coast of England with the 11th Batallion Bedfordshire Regiment, June 1916 to September 1917, as well as when prisoner of war in Germany July 1918 until January 1919. Vernon William was from Southfield Road, Cowley. Left page inscribed 'J.B.D Calais Nov 1917', right page contains sketches of officers and horses. Contained within a book of sketches sent home from France by my grandfather W.G.Vernon whilst serving in the 11th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers September 1917 and May 1918. Also from the east coast of England with the 11th Batallion Bedfordshire Regiment, June 1916 to September 1917, as well as when prisoner of war in Germany July 1918 until January 1919. Vernon William was from Southfield Road, Cowley.

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Creator

Vernon, William

Date

September 1917 - January 1918 | Unknown September 1917 - January 1919 1917 May-18 2nd July 1918 September 1917 - May 1918 Nov-17

Date Created

01/09/1917 | 01/01/1917 01/05/1918 02/07/1918 01/11/1917

Temporal Coverage

31/01/1918 | 31/01/1919 31/01/1917 05/05/1918 31/05/1918 30/11/1917

Source

Notebook

Medium

Paper | Paper Card

Type

Drawing | Postcard

Pages

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13

Number of Pages

13

Contributor

Kate Lindsay | Mervyn Hughes

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

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