Jack's Letters Home: 1917-1918
Tells the story of Cynthia Fuller's uncle, Jack, who was killed aged 19 on the Western Front during the First World War. These poems are based on real letters written by Jack to his family between February 1917 and April 1918, but not discovered by the poet until 2000.
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To Mrs Drake St Helier Jersey August 1917
To Mrs Drake St Helier Jersey January 1918
1917 Dear Mother Alive and Kicking alright awful back in Pompey Barcode The HF Best Girl Blighty boots cake call trench feet camp Chapel cheer clean clothes Clegg Road Cynthia Fuller Darling Winnie dead-beat dear old Mother Dear Win dear Winnie diarrhoea done-up downhearted Drake envelopes fear February 1917-August feel football fumigated Gospel Truth grand HF Group homemade stuff hope JACK'S LETTERS HOME Keep writing lads last night laugh letter from home look Lovely Answer lucky Man's Land margarine measles and fever mince pasties miss mud and water Never mind parcel arrived safe poor proper rain rest not knowing sardine school boy singsong smile soldier Soldier's Wishes Somme St Helier Sunday Best swear Thank Harry there's no need throwing live bombs tuppenny tin waiting waterproof sheets worry writing my letters Xmas