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The Last Days of a WW1 Soldier

The Last Days of a World War 1 Soldier Today; the 14th July 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the death of my Great Grandfather Lance Corporal Charles Robert Nicholson. I am marking the day with this post, and  documenting … Continue reading

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Postcards from World War 1 – Arras

The WW1 Diary of Charles Robert Nicholson Charles’ diary states that on the 13th, 14th and 15th of October 1916 his Company were cleaning the streets of Arras and parading, he must have bought these postcards there The photos show such … Continue reading

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Postcards from World War 1

A letter or card from home must have been so uplifting during the horror of war. This was sent to Charles, it must have lifted his spirits knowing those at home were thinking of him. These are cards that he sent … Continue reading

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World War 1 Diary – The Days Before France

The World War 1 Diary of Lance Corporal Charles Robert Nicholson It’s almost 100 years since my Great Grandfather gave his life for King and Country. I always spent Remembrance Sunday with my Gran, his daughter, we watched the service at … Continue reading

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