Category Archives: Somme

Arthur Pegler’s Will

Recently they have begun digitising WW1 soldiers wills. I did a quick search and found that Arthur Pegler’s will had already been digitised so I ordered it hoping that it would contain something interesting. Unfortunately this was not the case, … Continue reading

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A Death in the Family – Douglas Brown Shanks 1915

It’s strange where your family history research might lead. I’ve been busy with my other blog, of late, and I have done little on the family history front, however a post on my other blog, from 1915, suggested I had … Continue reading

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Arthur Pegler abt late 1916 – Somme

Dear Madam No doubt you will be very surprised when you receive this letter. I should have written before but I was unable to obtain your address so I could not do so. It concerns the death in action of … Continue reading

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Arthur Pegler – 14/8/1916 – Somme

Dear Madam I trust you will pardon the liberty I am taking in writing to you. It is with great regret that I have to inform your brothers death on 7th August 1916. He was killed and buried at the … Continue reading

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Arthur Pegler – 28/7/15 – France

Dear Queenie Just a line hoping you re in good health and all at home. I wrote Dad a letter last night hope he received it safe. Well how are things at Horsfield now about the same as ever I … Continue reading

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