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900: Pte Sidney Brown (photograph)

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Sidney Brown joined the Sherwood Foresters in 1915, and sent letters home from training camps in Northumberland and Southampton. He writes about shooting at Zeppelins over the coast of north-east England and thanks his mother for sending jam tarts as a treat. He is accepting of having to fight and possibly kill German soldiers. The final letter speaks about being shortly posted to France. His name is on the Thiepval memorial.

History

Name of contributor(s)

Yvonne Alton

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

Sidney Brown

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

Sidney died on Friday 15 September 1916 age 21.

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

Somme

Object(s)

Photograph of Sidney in uniform standing with rifle.

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