Extract from WW1 letter dated 6th February 1917
From Fanny Taylor (David’s mother) in Balham London to her daughter (and David’s sister) Ethel Linn in USA.
“My darling Ethel,
Just a line to tell you David started for France, he went off bright and early and it’s a beautiful sunny morning, he is very well. Hoping you are well and will be kept from harm.
With fondest love from your loving Mamma.”