Frederick Pritchard's war diary | Frederick Pritchard
Fred Pritchard's war diary
Fred Pritchard served with the Worcestershire Regiment from 20th July 1916 to 5th April 1917. His diary covers his training and his first year of service before wounding (which is asusmed to be 7th June 1916, as this is the date given for the story). His diary and pocket gospel saved his life, as both show bullet damage (and presumably deflected it or stopped it penetrating further). The incident in which they did so occurred outside St Quentin.
His diary; his Gospel of St John; a photo of Fred in which he is standing on the right. His discharge card, his leather wallet, and a postcard/presscutting described as being of the Virgin on the Church (?)