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Record Number: 33667


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'It is now about 2am. Yesterday evening when I got up I discovered a parcel waiting for me. I opened it in semi darkness and was not able to make out all the contents, but there is an awful lot of good things ... I have read one of the Advertisers, and noticed the death of Mr Hodnett's son. What part was he in? Probably there have been a few deaths of people round about that I do not know of, but the Advertisers have given me a lot of news.'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

31 Oct 1916

Country:

France

Time

evening

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:

33667

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:

82-3

Additional Comments:

letter to Gladys Wainwright, 31 October 1916

Citation:

Lyn Dyson (ed.), Uncle Tom's Letters: The Letters of Private Thomas Wainwright, 1914-1919, ([Great Britain], 2013), p. 82-3, http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/reading/UK/record_details.php?id=33667, accessed: 06 August 2020


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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