From the category: Families and War

Letter from Charles Press

The Museum of Cambridge holds a collection of letters written by a local soldier during the war.  Charles Press was sent to the Western Front at the beginning of June 1917.  Charles sent regular letters to his wife Amy who lived with their two young sons at 40 Eltisley Avenue, Newnham Croft, Cambridge.  Charles was a bank clerk in civilian life and had managed to attain temporary exemption from military service earlier in the war.

Here is a letter which Charles sent to Amy on the 11th November 1918 when the armistice was signed.