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Royal Welch Fusiliers (23rd Foot)

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Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

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Journal, 11 Apr. 1917-2 June 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/10
Scope and Contents The volume is a grid ruled notebook and mostly comprises diary entries and notes of social engagements written while at war in France and while convalescing in England. Significant diary entries include: /2r-10r. an attack on Fontaine-les-Croisilles on the Hindenburg Line near Arras and receiving a shoulder wound (on 16th April); /10v-12v. 'Things to Remember' (impressions on the attack); /17v-18v. 'In the Ward. Morning' (written in hospital in London); /22v-24v. 'In the Ward...
Dates: 11 Apr. 1917-2 June 1917
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00010/1. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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Journal, 19 June 1917-6 July 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/11
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook and mostly comprises notes on war, on politics and on Sassoon's reading, together with transcripts of associated letters.The volume also includes:- prose passages: pp. 1-7, pp. 10-12. political views on the conduct of the War; p. 8. 'Looking forward to something'; pp. 21-22. a fair copy of Sassoon's statement against the conduct of the War, together with p. 23. a list of persons the statement was sent to. - copies of...
Dates: 19 June 1917-6 July 1917
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook and its enclosures have been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library. The original items are currently unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition.
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Journal, 26 Nov. 1917-May 1918 (diary entries start at 19 December 1917)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/12
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook (with 'Palestine' scratched on upper cover) and mostly comprises diary entries written at Litherland, Limerick, Egypt and Palestine. Significant entries include: /2r-3r. mentioning his protest against the continuation of the war; /4r. on being posted to Limerick; /7v-8r, /19v-20r. mentioning [Robert] Graves and Craiglockhart; /11v. on being posted to Egypt, with list of points for and against this; /29v. his arrival at base camp, Kantara; /30v....
Dates: 26 Nov. 1917-May 1918 (diary entries start at 19 December 1917)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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Journal, 9 May 1918-2 Feb. 1919 (bar 18 June-19 August)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/13
Scope and Contents The volume is a grid ruled notebook and mostly comprises diary entries written in France (at Domvast, Magnicourt and Habarcq) and notes of social engagements upon Sassoon's return to England (after receiving a head wound). Significant diary entries include: /3v-4r. Col. Campbell's lecture on 'the spirit of the bayonet'; /15v-16r. an entry concerning poet 'Bob' [Robert] Nicholls; /27r-27v. notes on the loss of a notebook for 18 June-19 August 1918 and on being wounded in France;...
Dates: 9 May 1918-2 Feb. 1919 (bar 18 June-19 August)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook and its enclosures have been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library. The original items are currently unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition.
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Journal, 17 Nov. 1915-13 Mar. 1916

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/4
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook and mainly comprises diary entries.Significant entries include: /5r. descriptions of the journey to France and to base camp at Etaples; /5v. the march to Festubert; Robert Graves /6r and his poetry /7r; / 7r-8r. the march to Bourecq, with descriptions of his fellow soldiers; /8r. his wish for 'a genuine taste of the horrors'; descriptions of Bourecq /9r, Montagne /9v and the Somme Valley /13v; /17v. a brigade field day between Lincheux and Fricourt;...
Dates: 17 Nov. 1915-13 Mar. 1916
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook and its enclosures have been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library. The original items are currently unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition.
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Journal, 13 Mar. 1916-2 May 1916

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/5
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook and mostly comprises diary entries written in France (at Morlancourt, Flixécourt, and the Somme Valley). Significant entries include: /30r-31r. on the death of 'Tommy' [Lieutenant David Thomas]; /22r-29r. on six days spent in the trenches with C. Company; /21r-23r. an account of a raiding party with mention that he would gladly use his bayonet; /16v-17r. his anger at the Germans and thoughts on getting shot; /14v-16r. at the front line, with an...
Dates: 13 Mar. 1916-2 May 1916
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook and its enclosure have been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library. The original items are currently unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition.
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Journal, 20 May 1916-31 Oct. 1916 (diary entries finish on 13 June 1916)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/6
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook and mostly comprises diary entries written in France (chiefly at Morlancourt, Fricourt, and the front line). Significant entries include; /2r-7r. accounts of his last day at the Fourth Army School [Flixécourt], trip to Abbeville, and return to Morlancourt; /7v-8r. activity at Fricourt; /9r-14r. descriptions of a raiding party of 25-27th May [for which Sassoon was awarded the Military Cross]; /20v. a description of his dug-out and of feeling...
Dates: 20 May 1916-31 Oct. 1916 (diary entries finish on 13 June 1916)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook and its enclosures have been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library. The original items are currently unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition.
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Journal, 26 June 1916-12 Aug. 1916

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/7
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook and mostly comprises diary entries. It shows some signs of damp damage to the fore edge of the text block and there is mud in the grooves around the inside cover where the end papers overlap the covering on the boards. There are some ink bleeds at the edges of the pages. This damage and mud may be from the trenches. Significant diary entries include: /9r. news of his award of the Military Cross; /10r-13v. 1st July, on the beginning of the Battle of...
Dates: 26 June 1916-12 Aug. 1916
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook and its enclosure have been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library. The original items are currently unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition.
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Journal, 5 Dec. 1916-11 Feb. 1917 (diary entries start on 22 December 1916)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/8
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook and mostly comprises diary entries written while Sassoon was at the Regimental Depot in Litherland. The diary entries include occasional references to Robert [Graves] and his poetry (e.g. /2r, /18r, /25r and /40v). The volume also includes: - lists of members of his section and their fates: /1v. - drafts of poetry: /6r. untitled, begins 'On pain of death let no man name death to me'; /14v-15r. 'The dead soldiers',...
Dates: 5 Dec. 1916-11 Feb. 1917 (diary entries start on 22 December 1916)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook has been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library. The original item is currently unavailable for consultation due to its poor physical condition.
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Journal, 15 Feb. 1917-2 June 1917 (diary entries finish on 9 April 1917)

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9852/1/9
Scope and Contents The volume is a ruled notebook entitled 'Journal and Notes' and mostly comprises diary entries and reflective passages written in France.Significant diary entries include: /2r-3v. Sassoon's return to France; /4r-6v. 'No.25 Stationary Hospital Rouen' [where Sassoon was recuperating from German measles]; /30v-32r. at Amiens; /27r. on joining the RWF Second Battalion at Corbie; /32v. 'Dream Pictures' (on ideas for a book of 'Consolations for Homesick soldiers in the Field');...
Dates: 15 Feb. 1917-2 June 1917 (diary entries finish on 9 April 1917)
Conditions Governing Access: This notebook and its enclosure have been digitised and can be viewed in full on the Cambridge Digital Library. The original items are currently unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition.
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Letter, 9 Dec 1915

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9724/3/1
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1st Royal Welch Fusiliers in Picardy about 18 miles from Amiens; mentions receipt of parcels, riding, Bengal Lancers, and the death of his horse Cockbird ('heartbreaking'); requests slippers and plum pudding. Written on folio /76 of a notebook.

Dates: 9 Dec 1915
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter, 26 Mar 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9724/3/10
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Sassoon with the 2nd Royal Welch Fusiliers, still in same camp, boredom, war has lost its first excitement, Gordon [Stephen Gordon Harbord] is with 153rd Battery R.F.A.

Dates: 26 Mar 1917
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
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Letter, 2 Apr 1917

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Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9724/3/11
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Sassoon with the 2nd Royal Welch Fusiliers, thanks for parcels, requests safety razors, Robert [Grave]'s new poems ('Careers' very good), can't think independently out here, war is a most deadening performance.

Dates: 2 Apr 1917
Conditions Governing Access: From the Fonds: Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact mss@lib.cam.ac.uk. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).