First world war letter offered at Spink



2015-07-22 13:53:54

A letter sent home by a first world war soldier named Reginald Dormer in 1917 is up for auction at Spink on July 23.

It will be sold alongside a British war medal and a Victory medal. The lot is expected to make £200-240 ($312-374).

It reads in part: "I don't know when I shall be coming home, not for another month or two if the leave goes on as it is now. "But we are all looking forward to one some time.

"Well mother, I expect by the time you receive this letter we shall be in the trenches again. We go tomorrow for nine days.

"But do not worry any more than you can help as I shall look after myself as much as possible."

He was killed just three days later.

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