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Nancy Garnett was a friend and neighbour of Vera Brittain in Buxton. When Nancy's brother Jerry died at Gallipoli, he was buried at Pieta Military Cemetery in Malta. Vera, who was stationed nearby as a VAD, visited his grave and wrote to the parents a four page letter of condolence. She describes the location, and apologies for such a lengthy letter but in the absence of being able to visit her own fiance's grave (Roland Leighton) she knows how grateful she is when others can visit it and tell her about it. She hopes that her letter brings them comfort.

This letter was discovered through a public collection event hosted by Age Exchange UK and kindly passed onto the First World War Poetry Digital Archive. |

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Nancy Garnett was a friend and neighbor of Vera Brittain's in Buxton. When Nancy's brother Jerry died in Gallipoli, he was buried at Pieta Military Cemetery in Malta. Vera, who was stationed nearby as a VAD, visited his grave and wrote to the parents a four page letter of condolence. She describes the location, and apologies for such a lengthy letter but in the absence of being able to visit her own fiance's grave (Roland Leighton) she knows how grateful she is when others can visit it and tell her about it. She hopes that her letter brings them comfort.

This letter was discovered through a public collection event hosted by Age Exchange UK and kindly passed onto the First World War Poetry Digital Archive.
Nancy Garnett was a friend and neighbour of Vera Brittain in Buxton. When Nancy's brother Jerry died at Gallipoli, he was buried at Pieta Military Cemetery in Malta. Vera, who was stationed nearby as a VAD, visited his grave and wrote to the parents a four page letter of condolence. She describes the location, and apologies for such a lengthy letter but in the absence of being able to visit her own fiance's grave (Roland Leighton) she knows how grateful she is when others can visit it and tell her about it. She hopes that her letter brings them comfort.

This letter was discovered through a public collection event hosted by Age Exchange UK and kindly passed onto the First World War Poetry Digital Archive.
Nancy Garnett was a friend and neighbour of Vera Brittain in Buxton. When Nancy's brother Jerry died at Gallipoli, he was buried at Pieta Military Cemetery in Malta. Vera, who was stationed nearby as a VAD, visited his grave and wrote to the parents a four page letter of condolence. She describes the location, and apologies for such a lengthy letter but in the absence of being able to visit her own fiance's grave (Roland Leighton) she knows how grateful she is when others can visit it and tell her about it. She hopes that her letter brings them comfort.

This letter was discovered through a public collection event hosted by Age Exchange UK and kindly passed on to the First World War Poetry Digital Archive.

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Identifier

9861.cpd | 9858.jpg | Spafford_Brittain_1.jpg 9860.jpg | Spafford_Brittain_2.jpg 9857.jpg | Spafford_Brittain_3.jpg 9859.jpg | Spafford_Brittain_4.jpg

Creator

Brittain, Vera (1893-1970)

Date

30th November 1916

Date Created

30/11/1916

Spatial

Malta

Source

Leaf

Medium

Paper

Format

Pen

Type

Letter | Letter

Pages

1, 2, 3, 4

Number of Pages

4

Contributor

Kate Lindsay

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. In any distribution or display of the material this acknowledgment must be clearly indicated.

Repository Name

Contributed by Martin Spafford (Private Collection)

Publisher

The First World War Poetry Digital Archive

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