Postcard from Annie Ross, 1917
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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