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7652: Willie's Letter

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posted on 2024-01-18, 14:21 authored by Lest We Forget Project Team

Written to Maggie from Willie, this letter includes a detailed account of the writer's time on the SS Netherlee (1907-1917) that was torpedoed, and his subsequent survival.

The letter was found among the family possessions of a donator, unaware of any connection to the persons involved.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Anon

Subject of the story/individual the object(s) relate to

Willie and Maggie

Date(s) the event(s) in the story took place

March, 1917

Location(s) where the event(s) in the story took place

Ireland, USA and Glasgow

Object(s)

A 12-page letter that includes a detailed account of Willie's time on the SS Netherlee (1907-1917) that was torpedoed, and his subsequent survival. Although the letter is written to Maggie, the envelope is addressed to a Mr D. Cochrane of Glasgow.

Community Collection Day

Glasgow City Archives, Glasgow (10/04/19)

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