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25th December, 1917 p3 Private L W Johnson

  I thought you might like to have a few lines from one of the Bromley boys, so have written a few lines about this country.   I have travelled a…

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13th July, 1917 Lance-Corporal & Private H Eggleston

  I hope that you will be able to find space in your valuable paper for an account of our move from Rawal Pindi to Jubbulpore by the new travelling…

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23rd June, 1916 Sergeant R C Fawsitt Up in the Murree Hills in the Punjab

    Since leaving Jhansi I have travelled a few hundred miles, and the scenery was simply grand.  It took us four days to go from Jhansi to Nowshera, and…

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12th May, 1916 Sergeant Fawsitt Writing from Nowshera

    (Writing from Nowshera on 14th April, 1916 he said that they had arrived there the previous Saturday after a long and tiring journey of 900 miles which took…

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25th February, 1916 Private C J Richardson ‘H’ Company, 5th Royal West Kent Regiment

  I am enclosing a photograph of some of the boys of the above regiment (sadly not printed ), who eagerly look forward to the mail day, not only for…

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18th February, 1916 Sergeant R Fawsit(t) Writing from Jhansi

    We have not had so much excitement her as you seem to have had at home with the Zeppelin raids and the measuring of the beams of light…

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26th November, 1915 p2 Sergeant L Chittenden From India

    You will be surprised to hear, no doubt, that I no longer belong to the West Kents.  I have transferred, and now belong to No 1 Mechanical Transport…

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14th May, 1915 p2 Private A Knight Football Secretary of the ‘A’ Company, 5th Royal West Kent Football

  Taking everything into consideration we had a fairly successful season, although we are fairly certain, if it had not been for slight accidents, illness, &c., which kept some of…

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14th May, 1915 Private S Thomas 4th Royal West Kent Regiment, Jubbulpore, India

      We are having a nice time out here, but it is a bit warm about 12 o’clock, and we do three parades a day.  Out here there…

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14th May, 1915 Corporal R D Davey 4th Royal West Kent Regiment, Jubbulpore, India

  …It is rather refreshing to read about the snow you have had, a little of that would be a welcome change out here, while, as you say.  We have…

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“Our Own Contingent” in India

19th February, 1915                                                      …

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A Jolly Time at Christmas

5th February, 1915                                                      …

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WEST KENTS IN INDIA JOURNEY AND FOOTBALL

29th January, 1915                                                      …

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Happy Xmas 1914

21st January, 1915 unnamed In ‘A’ Company’s bungalow there are placards up, ‘A Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year to Bromley people to Bromley people and the Mayor.’  They…

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From Troopship to Troops Train

15th January, 1915 Our Own Correspondent: Sergeant R C Fawsitt On Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock we were towed into the Alexandra Dock, Bombay, and were soon moored alongside, and…

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A Picturesque Account of the Journey

Just a line to say we left Southampton on Thursday, October 29th, about 11 p.m., and did not get far from the quay before we were in the mud, and…

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Hot Work in the Red Sea

9th October, 1914   Cyril Thatcher   On the Chatham in the Mediterranean Fleet “I received a letter from you a couple of days ago, dated August 2nd.  I expect things…

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LETTERS FROM INDIA

The 1/ 4th and 1/ 5th (Territorial) Battalions of the (Queen’s Own) Royal West Kent Regiment  were intended for service in Britain and were not required to take up service…

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