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Letter of condolence to the wife of Rifleman H J Baldwin, King's Royal Rifle Corps, 1915

Typescript letter from Corporal Kempstall, Transport Section, to the wife of Rifleman Harry J Baldwin, informing her of his death and burial and offering condolences, 23 November 1915.

Kempstall writes that he was killed yesterday afternoon (22-11-15) by a German shell whic (sic) exploded right by the side of him'. He writes, 'Mrs Baldwin, I know this will be a severe blow to you, but try and bear yourself bravely as we know you will as the wife of a British soldier who died doing his duty for his King & Country.'.

From papers relating to 6111 Rifleman H J Baldwin, 2nd Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps, killed in action in France during World War One (1914-1918), 22 November 1915.

NAM Accession Number

NAM. 1998-08-57-2


National Army Museum, London


National Army Museum, Study Collection

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