|Private Tom Fake|
Private Tom Fake had been in France since the end of 1916, serving with the Rifle Brigade, and wrote home regularly throughout the Great War. His letters to his wife and son in Bristol could be both amusing and touching, and I used many in my book Letters from the Trenches.
In previous posts I've featured letters that he wrote home in the lead-up to Armistice Day. Now I'm publishing extracts from those he wrote during those first days of peace on the Western Front.
Tom's wife tucked some
in with her letter
"Well my dear I think the Boche has finished and will sign peace as soon as possible.... The weather yesterday turned to frost, and it has been very cold today. Now I don't know that I have any more to say this time, so will close with my fondest love and kisses."
Tom's letter from 17 November 1918 is reproduced below.