Private Albert Bridge
16820 10th Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
Died of Wounds 9th August 1916, aged 22
Lived at 8 Fielden Street
Buried in Contalmaison Chateaux Cemetery, France
Burnley Express 16th October 1915 - December 1915 - 19th August 1916 - 9th September 1916


Sunday July 30 (1916)

Dear Brother,

Excuse me for not answering your letter before now, as we have been marching for a week, & I think we are going to where Harry Routh were, & it won't belong before we are among it again. I got mothers letter alright with your photo & the Blue paper in it. Your photo is extra, & I was glad to hear you enjoyed yourself, but I dont think I have any chance of being there with you at Sept. to learn you to dance. I haven't the luck of getting a soft one & beeing sent to Bpool, but I shall have a good chance very soon. I see the pals have had a bit of a shaking, & they have lost a good man Capt. Riley, well I think this is all at present hoping this finds you in the pink

Dear Mother

Well as you can see I got your letter & Blue paper which came just in time, we had just landed to our next billits after marching all day. We are not far off our destination & I think we are going to where Harry Rouths Batt are. Well mother dont worry about me as I am in the best of health hoping this finds you & the family the same. I were glad to hear our Annie & George enjoyed their selves at B-pool. Well I will close with my very best love & good night to everyone.

xxxxx From your loving
xxxxx Son & Brother

Albert

Little Georgie xxxxx
& Annie xxxxx

Photograph and letter Courtesy of William Taylor


 

 






 

 

 

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