Thursday, February 16, 2012

A fateful signing

Here is one of the few surviving documents from Gilbert's war service. This is the agreement my grandfather Gilbert signed on the 26th of April 1915 to become a rifleman in the 2/8th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (the Leeds Rifles). His handwriting is almost identical to mine, which gives me a chill. I have a photo of Gilbert in uniform, which I'll post soon - it needs a little TLC first.

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