Blacker’s Letters – January 1916

The letters written by Lieutenant Colonel Blacker throughout January 1916 have now been published. This was the last month before the Battalion entered the line at Hamel, north of the River Ancre, where it would remain until after the attack on the first day of the Battle of the Somme.

The letters from January can be found by clicking on the linked image below:

Blacker's Letters

Blacker’s Letters

2 thoughts on “Blacker’s Letters – January 1916

  1. David May

    Letters breathe life back into history: many thanks for bringing these to us, Nick.
    Is that our man, on the horse? What is happening in the photo?

    1. Nick Metcalfe Post author

      Hello David,
      Thanks for the ‘thumbs up’. Yes, that is Blacker on the white horse. The parade was on the training ground at Clandeboye, sometime in the spring of 1915 before the Battalion sailed for its final period of training at Seaford on the Sussex coast.


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