Had Quite a Rough Time but More Determined Than Ever

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But More Determined Than Ever

Private R. McKegg, 11th Border, in a letter received on Saturday says: -

Dear Sir,

I now take pleasure in writing to thank you and your readers for the parcel of smokes I received quite safe on 23rd January. We are at present in the trenches for seven days, and had quite a rough time of it yesterday. I am sorry to say my best pal was killed, and two others badly wounded by shrapnel, which makes us more determined than ever to retrieve our loss. I divided the Old Toms amongst the boys in our dug-out, and they all send their thanks for the same, which are far superior to the French brands that are sold out here.
Workington Star and Harrington Guardian, Published 11 February, 1916.