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 31/3/1919.637twe-hengelo-vereenliginsgebouw-front637twe-hengelo-vereenliginsgebouw-back

The transcribed text reads:


December 7th, 1918

I have arrived in Holland, and expect to be home soon. From your’s Douglas XXX

Militaria English

Miss D Giles,

At Brabourne, Park Rd.,


Tunbridge Wells, Kent


 Image courtesy of Darrienne Price



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