Training: ‘do you like the photo?’

This is one of many letters sent by staff of the Great Western Railway (GWR) Audit office at Paddington who had enlisted to fight in the First World War. (RAIL 253/516)

Harold George Giles, 17 May 1915, Churn Camp, Oxford, England. Born: 18 May 1898, Joined GWR: 7 August 1912, Joined up for service: 19 March 1915, Regiment: Royal Bucks Hussars, Regiment number: 2125; 205745, Rank: Private, Retired: Resigned from Audit office on 9 May 1920


Dear Mr Jones

Just a line to let you know that I’m still alive and am moving to King’s Lynn on Wednesday next. Will write you later. How do you like the photo? Best regards to the office. From,

H. Giles

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