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Gone but never forgotten.
Royal Fusiliers 11th Btn
Letters from a soildier in the trenches to his 11 year old sister and accompanying photographs.
My grandmother died in May 1984 at the age of 78. For as long as I could remember she had worn a gold locket and following her death we discovered it contained a photograph of her brother Ernest William Green. Ernest had enlisted in November 1915 and died in France on the 23rd May 1918 less than two weeks after my grandmother's 12th. birthday. Uncannily she died on the 28th May 1984 almost 66years to the day of Ernests death. His body, like so many others , was never identified his name being inscribed on the wall at the cemetary at Pozieres in Northern France. She had often spoken of him but I don't think anyone in the family truely understood the lasting impact that his death had on my grandmother. Among some of her papers we discovered letters that Ernest had written to her from the front I have been wondering how to preserve them and I can think of no more fitting memorial to them both than to have them included in this project. Thank you