Extract front WW1 letter dated 3rd May 1917

From David Henry Taylor, BEF France, to May Muggridge in London

“I am very sorry to hear Bert has moved up again, but this may not necessarily mean that they are going into the fighting line. Anyway, try not to worry Dear, he will be fairly safe now that he is signaling…”

Extract from WW1 letter dated 20th May 1917

From (Sgt) R. S. Hepplethwaite to David Henry Taylor in France.

“Dear Sir,

I am in receipt of your letter … instant re Pte H. G. Muggridge and am afraid … he was killed in the German Lines and three or four men in his platoon say that they saw him lying dead…”