INTERESTING LETTERS FROM THE FRONT.
Sergt J W Eastwood, of the 5th Yorkshire Brigade, writing from France to his wife in Pocklington says:
“I am writing to tell you I am safe at present after going through what I hope will never happen again.
No doubt news will have reached Pocklington about the awful time we have had. Never in all the South African war was there such a time, shot and shell simply raining down on us, but we stuck to our posts until the enemy ran.
“I was too near a `Jack Johnson’ with the result that I was thrown about eight yards and landed on a lucky heap of sand many yards away.
It happened on Sunday morning at six o’clock and for some time after I have not known much of any thing, but I am in a hospital train now, and will soon be in the line again.
Take care of Les and Ron, and remember me to all my friends.
Your Loving husband Jim”
P.s. Keep smiling.
On a post card that arrived on Monday morning, from Sergt Eastwood, bearing the Birmingham postmark. He says;-
Birmingham May 2nd 1915.
“I am now in England, and on my way to Scotland to a hospital there, I will write as soon as I land, and tell you where I am.”
Sergt Eastwood is now in Glasgow, and progressing favourably.