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Thomas, David Cuthbert, 1895-1916 (Second Lieutenant, Royal Welch Fusiliers)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1895 - 1916

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

 File

Journal, 17 Nov. 1915-13 Mar. 1916

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 at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00004/1. 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

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 at http://cudl.lib.cam.ac.uk/view/MS-ADD-09852-00001-00005/1. The original items are currently unavailable for consultation due to their poor physical condition.
 File

Letter from David C. Thomas (Llanedy Rectory, Pontardulais, S. Wales) to Siegfried Sassoon re comments on Sassoon's poems, his journey home, with small photograph of himself and title leaf from his copy of the Iliad, 26 Aug. 1915

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9375/834
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

A collection of 1094 letters, postcards and other items known as 'Sassoon's residual correspondence' although it does also include a number of items addressed to other persons particularly to his wife, Hester, and his mother, Theresa Thornycroft.

Dates: 26 Aug. 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).