Private Albert Garside
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 October 1918

Burnleys Great War Centenary Adopted by: Derek Turner & Christine Williams


See letters written to Albert and his family by his Pal Gunner Ernest Nutter

Letter below from his friend Jack Clegg

Pte J Clegg 9797
B Comp 6 Platoon
2/4th R.W.F. Bedford
July 1916

Dear Albert
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 ????
Jack

Letter page 1
Letter page 2



 

 

 

Back to Home Page Back to Burnley Roll of Honour