900: Pte Sidney Brown (photograph)
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.