War Letters: August 21st, 1917

These are extracts from letters sent by local men, printed in the Carrow Works Magazine during the First World War. The magazine was published quarterly for Colman’s staff. More than 900 workers at Colman’s Carrow Road works signed up during the conflict. 

From Private J. Swift, in a hospital in Yorkshire, to Mr Beales.
August 21st, 1917.

“… I am getting much better, but it will take some time yet before I am able to have my bed, but I must be thankful I can turn from one side to another without the assistance of a nurse. I had fifteen wounds in my back. I went under one operation in France, and two since I have been here. Think all the metal is out now. Kindly remember me to teachers and scholars of the First-Day School. It has come awfully hard to me to lie in bed five weeks. I hope it will not be another five weeks, but the doctors are quite pleased with my progress..”

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