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Article about: Hi Folks ,i thought this piece of emphemera would interest the WW1 collectors, Found this letter or special order in amongst some of my Grandads bits & bobs ,He served in the Army servic

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    Hi Folks ,i thought this piece of emphemera would interest the WW1 collectors, Found this letter or special order in amongst some of my Grandads bits & bobs ,He served in the Army service corps & went to france 16/8/14 attached to the royal artillery he was lucky enough to get through the entire conflict relatively unharmed & was discharged 10/11/19 . cheers Paul (all very General Melchett)

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    Hi Paul,

    Nice item. Many of the Commanders issued letters like this to the troops throughout the war when they were relinquishing command. They liked to show their thanks to those who served under them. It was a nice personal touch to the men!

    Cheers,
    Steve.
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Very good to see this surviving in an original copy from one of those who were there. As already stated such letters were commonly issued when commanders moved on and I have one I downloaded as part of the war diary of the 10th Bn RWF.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    What i find amazing is that Brigadier General Hussey refers to all these terrible battles as "a happy memory of those days" wow that really brings home the differance between those at the front & those organising this mass murder.regards Paul

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    Happy to be alive.........?
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    A great personal piece of history of your Grandfathers service!
    Thanks for sharing it.
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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