Item Details

Call Number: MS Gen 532/60
Date of Creation: 1915
Place of Creation: France
Level of Description: Item
Part of MS Gen 532
Content: Letter from Francis MacCunn to Bill [brother]. Brit. Exped. Force, Tuesday [1915]
Has not witnessed many casualties, 'so far I have no objections to warfare but that will change I suppose'. Expecting to receive orders for the 'great advance'. Aware that it will problably mean the loss of 'many a gallant lad'. States that in an advance a company and be 'wiped out in a minute'. Presumes that there will be no stop until they reach the Rhine.
Written in another hand in pencil on the back of the letter 'last letter from F'. Written in pen in another hand 'presumably written on Tuesday 21 September'.
Physical Description: 2 loose sheets
Access: Normal conditions
Language: English
Material Type: Letter
Accession Number: 4178
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Repository Code: GB 0247

Names associated with this item:

author: Francis John MacCunn 1888-1915
Born in Liverpool. Son of John MacCunn and Florence Anne Sellar (d 1939). A cousin of the composer Hamish MacCunn. Studied at the University of Oxford. Assistant, …
recipient: William MacCunn fl.1914-1915
Brother of Francis John MacCunn. Served with the King's Own Scottish Borderers in 1915. Permanent secretary of the Bluecoat Society of arts, Liverpool.
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