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WW1 Letters from the front - The Quorn Men, May 1915

Letters from the front - The Quorn Men
Leicester Journal Friday 21st May 1915

Sergeant-Major Swain, writing to his father-in-law, Mr George White, Quorn, conveys the news that his son Frank was killed in the action on the 13th. He says the brave lad fought a splendid fight, and died a glorious death. He was one of Major Martin's party, and died instantly. The Yeomanry were in the trench which the Germans bombarded for three hours, and then attacked in force, thousands of them. The enemy got into the trench, which was barricaded, and in the same party who were killed was Major Martin, Major Liebert, Lieutenant Brooks, Lieutenant Peake and Troopers Hickling and Adams. "Harry" was wounded and Sergeant Burton was killed. The letter concludes by saying what a sad roll call it was on Saturday.
Trooper Adams is the son of Mr C Adams, schoolmaster of Quorn.
We are informed from Quorn that Corporal D S Hack has written to say he is wounded.
Dan Moore and Wm Moore, sons of Mr Wm Moore, with Jack Lucas, son of Mr Lucas, jeweller, are among the missing Quorn men.
Three Quorn men, Sid Henson, Gerald Lovett, and Cecil Pepper are all safe, having been left behind in charge of the horses.

 Submitted on: 2011-01-04
 Submitted by: Sue Templeman
 Artefact ID: 1120

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