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My great grandfather's letters home to his mother from the front give a unique insight into conditions in the trenches, the everyday reality of life away from home during this transformative period in world history and descriptions of his experiences of warfare. Each of my great grandfather's letters have been scanned and transcribed. Historic information about World War One has also been added.

Rediscovering my great grandfather, Reginald Trevor: Letters home from World War 1

Background Information about my great grandfather Reginald Trevor - a soldier in World War 1

18th October 1914: World War 1 letter - Mother I have enlisted for war

23rd October 1914: - Preparing to Embark - World War One

22nd February 1915: We have embarked - World War One letter

20th August 1915: Letter from Cairo - World War One

5th October 1915: Trench Rats! World War One letter

2nd Nov 1915: WW1 Letter - Life on Lemnos Island rest camp

Christmas Day 1915: WW1 letter - Life in the Gallipoli Trenches

World War 1 Field Service Postcards from the front

1916: World War 1 letter - Belgian refugees' suffering, experiences in Egypt and France

3rd Dec 1916: WW1 Letter: Life in Perham Downs camp - England

18th April 1917: WW1 Letter: Stretcher bearers, ships and shell shock

14th Oct 1917: WW1 letter: The tedium of 'home service' in England

22 Oct 1917: Wounded in the Battle of Pozières - the Somme: WW1 Letter home

Postcards from World War One - France


Poetry - Haiku on the run

How to beat anxiety. The power of acceptance

A volunteer in Vietnam - Reflections on a remarkable country

Diary excerpts from a volunteer in Vietnam


Shetland Sheepdogs - how to groom, train and get the most out of this sensitive breed!

The big snip! A story from the perspective of my dog Amber

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