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Wilfred Howson – Letters of Condolence

Wilfred lost his life during the battle of Paschendaele (3rd Ypres) on the 6th October, 1917. This after being wounded in July, 1916 during the battle of the Somme and returning to ‘Blighty’ for treatment and recuperation.

All documents, including personal letters, letters of condolence and military communications were faithfully retained by his mother, dutifully handed on to her daughter Ellen Hazel who passed them on to her son Peter who has now presented them for copy to the Methley Archives group and this village web site. Selections of those documents will be displayed on this page.   Some of the correspondence has been retyped to be more readable and for that reason I have included some of those. 
The last item is a transcript of a hand written poem included in one of his letters from the trenches.