40060 1st Lancashire Fusiliers
Died of Wounds 9th October 1917, aged 19
Lived at 18 Prestwich Street
Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium
Burnley Express 27th
October 1917 - 5th
||Burnleys Great War Centenary
||Adopted by: Derek Turner & Christine Williams
letters written to Albert and his family by his Pal Gunner
Letter below from his friend Jack
J Clegg 9797
B Comp 6 Platoon
2/4th R.W.F. Bedford
Many thanks for welcome letter. I am still in the best of health. We are
getting along fine with our training, we have finished digging one line
of trenches, and we have started filling another line up what the old
Batt. made and you can bet we have some fun when we are at it. We are
going on the open range tomorrow firing at a range of 100 yards, with
miniature range rifles and cartridges. The first practise we had was only
25 yards range but the targets were equal to a 100yards range and I passed
1 hand. How have you enjoyed your holidays, knocked any pipes down.
I suppose Bill will have been with his tart all the time “Man Jour”
?? a bit of Welsh.
I was sorry I could not come home for the holidays, I put a pass in but
it was washed out. The sergeant major said I had to go before a Medical
Board, so if I have any luck I might get my ticket ( I don’t think).
I will send you a badge on this week end. Have you seen anything of Ivy
lately, I have written to her a time or two, but she has only answered
one. Tell Bill to put me a good word in to that winder if she has not
started courting, her what goes to the Vic. There might be something doing
for me when I come home. George is by my side writing a love letter, we
went on the river last Saturday including Squire. I had to do all the
rowing getting an expert now.
Well I will close now. Remind me to ????