Thursday, July 26, 2012

Corporal’s last letter taken to new home

From the Maitland Mercury report:
In Sam Robinson’s final letter home to his friends and loved ones, the young soldier made a point of saying goodbye.
Titled Sometime in July and Some Place in France, the letter revealed the true horror of war and an obvious fear for the young Millers Forest man’s life.
On July 23, 1916, Lance Corporal Robinson, aged 26, was wounded then hit by three artillery shells in rapid succession.
Mrs Heather Yates will hand over her tribute to Sam to the Raymond Terrace Historical Society today.

Full article by Emma Swain available at Maitland Mercury, 23 Jul, 2012.