14TH AUGUST 1915: No 6. GENERAL HOSPITAL, ROUEN.

BERTIE HIBBETT: 19 in 1914.
BERTIE HIBBETT.

Pte BERTIE HIBBETT:  Y.M.C.A. (1) POSTCARD to Mr BASIL HIBBETT c/o Mrs Hardcastle, 7, Victoria Sq, Whitby,     Yorkshire. (Censor M. Davey)

Basil Hibbett Age 18. 1916.
Basil Hibbett in 1916. Age 18..
YMCA Postcard. 14th Oct 1915.
YMCA PC.

 Date 14/ 8/ 15.   8 am.  

Got your interesting PC last night which was forwarded from the Front to me at No 6 General Base, Rouen (2).  Am looking forward to your long letter & tell me if you get my letter I wrote on the 12th.

Best love to Mum & all of you.     Bertie.

6 pm.  Just got a letter from you & Ida as I am off to post this lovely sunny evening.

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South Staffordshire BadgeeSOUTH  STAFFORDS  WAR  DIARY

S. W. SLOPE OF HILL 60.

13 th Aug. Fri:  Enemy shrapnelled our working party in 37 new Communication Trench, slightly damaging the parapet.  Our Artillery replied damaging enemy parapet.  Vicinity of 35 support shrapnelled by enemy without doing any damage. CASUALTIES:  WOUNDED: 8079  Pte  W. Aldridge;  9055 Pte  B. Chamberlain;  9067  Pte  E. Jones accidentally wounded.

14th Aug, Sat:  Suspicious noises reported under 35 Trench about 2 am. Nothing further heard during the day.  CASUALTIES:  WOUNDED: 9582  Pte  W. Ellis; 9647  Pte  B. G. Humphries;  8839 Sgt.  W. J. Callow;  91 85  Cpl.  H. W. Green, slightly wounded remain at duty.****

SYDNEY HIBBETT 20 in 1914.
SYDNEY HIBBETT
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Lance Corp. SYDNEY HIBBETT:  FIELD SERVICE POSTCARD to Miss I. N. HIBBETT, 95, Foden Rd. Walsall.

I am quite well and am going on well. I have received your letter dated Aug 9th.  Letter follows at first opportunity.      Sydney.

Aug. 14th 1915.

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ELIZABETH HIBBETT WEBB
ELIZABETH HIBBETT WEBB

(1) Young Men’s Christian Association. (cf Letter 20th Feb. 1915. Saffron Walden ‘YMCA Hut Opened’, one of nearly 300 in first year of War). Note Red Triangle symbol in photo below.

Y.M.C.A. Trench Dugout Cafe.
Y.M.C.A.  ‘Red Triangle’ Front Line Hut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 (2) B.E.F. ROUEN: No 6  Gen. Hospital is not mentioned in  ‘A Little Book of Words & Doings’ for 10th Oct 1915, but like No 9. & No 12.  Hospitals, No 6. was in the vicinity of Rouen race courses. cf Great War Forum, ‘Old Sweats’ online. <http://www.worldwar1.com/dbc/ymca.php&gt;

NEXT POST:  16th AUGUST 1915.  All in Bandage.

 

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