The Life and Death of a British Officer
Captain Oswald Eric Wreford Brown
A famous Association footballer, Capt. O. E. Wreford Brown, of the Northumerland Fusiliers, has succumbed to wounds recieved.
Sunday, July 11th, 1915. This is to wish you goodbye. I fancy it is really right that we start away on Thurs. 15th.
Saturday July 17th . Have arrived. Nearly sick ! Doing well.
July 20th. I hear this evening we move tomorrow - shall soon be in a hot corner.
On Friday 23rd heard my platoon and self were for the trenches; it had rained very hard all night.
My own feelings surprised me as I never once felt nervous though I did instinctively duck once as we went in, a bullet fizzing around rather adjacent.
Our company was for the trenches tonight. I had lain down for a little rest, but your letters and parcels have just come in, so I shall proceed to acknowledge the same. The paper block is excellent etc. I should be fond of a small parcel weekly.