Coleraine Museum

4th July 2019

Cream addressed envelope, with red censor stamp – 17c

4th July 2019

Double folded page of handwritten letter in pencil from James to his father. In trenches for past 6 days with the South Wales Borders, who lost 100 me…

4th July 2019

Double folded page of handwritten letter in pencil from James to his father. Signs off as Private Henry. In convalescent camp but wishes was back with… – 34b

4th July 2019

One of 4 pages of handwritten letter in pencil from James to his father. Has had bad 10 days – ” just hell open altogether” – thought each minute was …

4th July 2019

One of 4 pages of handwritten letter in purple pencil from James to his father. Still not sure when will get leave. Mentions Old Pat, with broken leg.

4th July 2019

Handwritten letter in pencil from James to his sister Georgina [referred to as Georgie] from convalescent hospital in Bray. The Twelfth is in Portrush…

4th July 2019

One of 2 pages of handwritten letter in pencil from James to his father. Keeping better – “will soon be well again”

4th July 2019

Top and bottom flap of pale addressed envelope

4th July 2019

One of 4 pages of handwritten letter in pencil from James to his father. Has not done any drill since arrived, just working around camp – another mont…

4th July 2019

Cream addressed envelope with Finner Camp stamp

4th July 2019

Handwritten letter in pencil from James to his father. Back in old company. Alex Anderson killed. Mentions Bob Creelman, Sammie Millar, Dannie Platt.

4th July 2019

One of 2 pages of handwritten letter in purple pencil from James to his father. In hospital, wounded in leg after “4 of the worst days fighting”, heav…