Jeff Walker - 2nd Coldstream Guards - New Silksworth

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    SILKSWORTH SOLDIER'S LETTER HOME. Mr. and Mrs. Walker, of 6, Lord Street, New Silksworth, on Saturday received a letter from their son, Pte. Jeff Walker, No. 4 Company, 2nf Coldstream Guards, from "somewhere in France." "The other day," he writes, "we made a bit of a charge. We lost an advance trench overnight, and a platoon was told off to take it again, but failed; so, about 9.30am, on the 1st, our platoon was told to take it, and we did get it back all right. Our artillery played an important par in helping us to retake the post. "There was a company if Irish Guards supporting us, and I saw amongst them Corporal T. McMullen. Just before we charged and afterwards I saw him running about the trench and looking for wounded. We took 10 prisoners, and you can guess what happened tot he others - not one got away, and I am pleased to say we got some of our own back for shelling and dropping bombs in England." The Corporal McMullen mentioned is also a Silksworth man, whose father resides in Mary Street. This photograph was published in the Illustrated Chronicle on the 10th of February 1915. During the Great War the Illustrated Chronicle published photographs of soldiers and sailors from Newcastle and the North East of England, which had been in the news. The photographs were sent in by relatives and give us a glimpse into the past. The physical collection held by Newcastle Libraries comprises bound volumes of the newspaper from 1910 to 1925. We are keen to find out more about the people in the photographs. If you recognise anyone in the images please comment below. Copies of this photograph may be ordered from us, for more information see:" > Please make a note of the image reference number above to help speed up your order.
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    IllustratedChronicles (Flickr)
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    What does this mean? Public Domain Mark
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    Resource type: Image
    Last modified: 6 years ago
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