Soldier – Cross, John – Letter to Mother & Sisters (picture)

July 1915

Mexborough times, July 17.

Private John Cross, Denaby
1st Yorks and Lancs

Private John Cross, 72 Clifton Street, Denaby main, went to the front in January. Writing to his mother and sister, he says:

“you must not trouble yourself about me. I will look after myself and do my duty here until the war is over, and then I shall return to you and be proud to know that I responded to the call for men.

As a Christian, I thought it my duty to do so, and to fight for the love of my country and for your safety.”

Private Cross proceeds to give an account of a night spent in trench construction under the fire of enemy snipers.