Landslip at Black Rock

Postcard from Annie Ross, 1917

Photo:Front of a postcard from Annie Ross showing the landslip at Black Rock, 19th July 1917

Front of a postcard from Annie Ross showing the landslip at Black Rock, 19th July 1917

Contributed to the Letter in the Attic by Pauline Raymond

Photo:Reverse of a postcard from Annie Ross showing the landslip at Black Rock, 19th July 1917

Reverse of a postcard from Annie Ross showing the landslip at Black Rock, 19th July 1917

Contributed to the Letter in the Attic by Pauline Raymond

From the Letter in the Attic project

Sergeant Victor Lawrence Ross (born 1887) was a regular soldier in The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry during the First World War. He sustained terrible injuries during the Battle of the Somme and was sent back to England to recover in the Pavilion Military Hospital in Brighton. Victor married Annie Ross (born 1898) in St Peters Church, Brighton on 6th July 1917.

While Victor was convalescing at the Pavilion hospital, Annie sent postcards, including this one showing the landslip at Black Rock, to her mother in Yorkshire and these have been shared with the Letter in the Attic project by Pauline Raymond.

19th July 1917

"My Dear Mother
"I thought you might like this too.  We both sat just where I put the cross. I was introduced to the Colonel's daughters the other night. With Best Love Ann"

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Re. docs. LIA/71. I was fascinated to find the letter from GHB Coats to VL Ross during my genealogical research. I had only just been told that my 2 x great grandfather ran a military hospital in Brighton and discovered this letter on your site when I got home and googled his name and 'military hospital, Brighton'. So nice to see something in his own hand too so thank you to the contributor. I would love to know if anyone has any other information regarding George H B Coats. Regards, Joanna

By Joanna Scott (20/03/2012)