Extract from WW1 letter dated 9th October 1918
From David Henry Taylor in Holzminden to War Office
“Sir, Will you kindly remit the value of the value of the articles of kit mentioned below, which I lost when I was captured at Nieuport, Belgium, on July 10th 1917 …
Pistol & Holster & Lanyard £3.14.4
Ammunition Pouch £2.9
Prismatic Compass & Case £2.10.9

I am, Sir, Your obedient Servant …”