Born in 1894 in Marden, he joined the Buffs in 1914 – G4555. He went overseas to join 2nd Battalion on 11.3.1915. He fought with them at the 2nd Battle of Ypres and was captured there on 24/4/2915 being sent to Gottinger P.O.W camp. A list from May 1917 shows him at Cassel Camp. He was discharged to the Reserve on 31/3/1919.
The transcribed text reads:
December 7th, 1918
I have arrived in Holland, and expect to be home soon. From your’s Douglas XXX
Miss D Giles,
At Brabourne, Park Rd.,
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Image courtesy of Darrienne Price