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Record Number: 33664


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Last night I sent a field service card just to let you know that I received the parcel alright on Sunday. It was packed very well. There was a lot of stuff in it, and it was quite exciting exploring it, which I did just before going to Church ... Now I must thank you for all the good things you have sent ... It is quiet here now. Not many patients in. One in our ward was shot in the side below the ribs, and the bullet is up in his neck. He was digging at the time in the dark. He is propped up in bed and quite cheerful, eating, reading and sleeping ... The Advertisers were interesting. I read them both yesterday afternoon, and all of young Corbishley's letters.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

17 Jan 1916

Country:

France

Time

afternoon

Place:

city: Wimereux
county: Pas-de-Calais
specific address: Number 5 Convalescent Camp

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Thomas Wainwright

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

2 Oct 1887

Socio-Economic Group:

Clerk / tradesman / artisan / smallholder

Occupation:

Private, Royal Army Medical Corps

Religion:

Nonconformist

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

France

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

[n/a] [n/a]

Title:

Ludlow Advertiser and Craven Arms Gazette

Genre:

Reference / General works

Form of Text:

Print: Newspaper

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

owned


Source Information:

Record ID:

33664

Source:

Print

Author:

n/a

Editor:

Lyn Dyson

Title:

Uncle Tom's Letters: The Letters of Private Thomas Wainwright, 1914-1919

Place of Publication:

[Great Britain]

Date of Publication:

2013

Vol:

n/a

Page:

68

Additional Comments:

letter to parents, 18 January 1916

Citation:

Lyn Dyson (ed.), Uncle Tom's Letters: The Letters of Private Thomas Wainwright, 1914-1919, ([Great Britain], 2013), p. 68, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33664, accessed: 23 January 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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