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A soldier's favourite.
 
A SOLDIER’S LETTER.
Rothwell Courier and Times. April 17th 1915.
 
Oulton men who have joined the Colours have found real friends in the Vicar and his wife, the Rev. W.R. and Mrs.Capel-Cure, who have from time to time, written to them, and most of the men have gladly acknowledged this kindness.
 
The latest latter received by Mrs.Capel-Cure from the trenches comes from Private Clifford Whitehead, who went out with the 1st Battalion West Yorks. Regt.
 
He writes as follows: “I received you letter in the trenches on Easter Sunday. I was glad to receive it. I came out of the trenches last night (Easter Monday). I was sorry to hear that the Vicar has been ill and I hope he will soon be well. I expect you will have had a very quiet Easter.
 
On Easter Monday it rained all day, and if you had seen us when we came out you would have thought we were tramps, as we were clayed up and wet through, but it is all in a day’s work.
 
Please remember me to Mr Pringle and all the choir boys, also remember me to Mr. Sharpe. I would be pleased if you would send me a few Woodbines, as I cannot buy them out here.
 
We have been having very nice weather up to Monday, and then it spoiled itself by raining.
 
Well, we are all hoping to be back in England by the end of July. Anyway, let us hope so. While we have been in the trenches this last time, that is four days, we have only had three killed. So you see how careful the men are.”
 
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