Letters written by Pte W C Harper to his wife, April 1917.

From a collection of 132 manuscript letters written by Pte W C Harper, 1/4th Suffolk Regiment from the Western Front, to his wife in Brighton, April 1917, Marden Kent, December 1916-October 1918. Harper left an office job in Brighton to serve in the war, leaving Folkestone 10 Dec 1916. He was older than most recruits, and was considered for a commission, but rejected. He was made a regimental policeman in Mar 1917. Throughout his letters he mentions with much appreciation the food parcels sent to him, and the receipt of letters at regular intervals. His penultimate letter, of 13 Oct was dated from 32 Stationary Base Hospital were he had been sent after sustaining a slight wound to the neck from a shell burst. The last letter was written from a hospital in Oxford, and in it he described his journey to the nearest Aid Post after he was wounded. Associated with World War One, Western Front (1914-1918).