Heartbreaking Letters From WWI Soldier To His Fiancee Just Months Before He Died on the Somme

Posted by admin on May 15, 2014

A series of love letters sent from one of the first soldiers to die during the Battle of the Somme to his fiancee have been found in a dusty attic.

Private Frederick Bertram Key served with the 1/8th Battalion of the Royal Warwickshire Regiment as part of the ‘pals battalions’ between 1914 to 1916. He was killed at the age of 27 while fighting the German Empire during the bloody battle of the Somme, in France on July 1st, 1916 – the day the conflict began.

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