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Hull 2nd East Riding Bty. Royal Field Artillery (TA)

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My grandfather was in the TA (RFA) Hull, before the WW1 and was taken into the Northumberland Brigade in 1914. He served in France and took part in a number of battles. In 1918 he was on leave and when he went back was taken prisoner. He was released at the end of hostilities and came back to Hull in 1919/20. He was always reluctant to talk about what he had been through and was aware, and guilty, that his battery could have killed many of the enemy. I have tattered and charred copies of letters from his wife to the Army Office asking about his whereabouts in 1918. She was later told that he was a prisoner.

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Gnr. William Harold Story

British Army 2nd East Riding Bty. Royal Field Artillery

from:Hull, Yorkshire

I know my Grandfather, William Story was a prisoner of war in 1918. He served in the 50th Northumberland Division with the RFA & I would like to know where he was captured, his field of operations and whether he was wounded during the war. He was in the Territorial Army prior to the war and during it. My grandfather spoke very little of his experiences of the war, having been involved in heavy fighting and losses.

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      The Life on the Home Front Archive aims to build a comprehensive collection to all others to learn about items them may have from this important period in history.

      We are hoping to include photographs of memorabilia, copies of documents, newspaper clippings, postcards, photographs, letters and other ephemera which together will build a picture of the dramatic changed to life in Britain brought about by the Great War of 1914 - 1918.

      All the items listed have been submitted by members of the public, we would love to add photographs or scans of any items you may have in your own possession to help build a comprehensive archive from which everyone may learn more about their own families and communities in during the Great War.

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