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Private Diary of J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen 10 June 1918

Private Diary of J.K. Dick Cunyngham Br Gen


Mainz Blankenburg Mark



Monday June 10th.  Got up 7 a.m. for walk but it commenced to rain hard about 7.30, so had breakfast & went to bed again – Feeling sick, fear tummy is wrong.  Had Bath at 10 a.m. spent remainder of day on sofa.  Think I have either a slight chill on liver or something is annoying my inside.  Not at all inclined for food.  D got 2 good loaves today left Copenhagen May 25th.  Postcard from Fortnum & Mason saying they had despatched a parcel.  Dull day but not much rain since 10 a.m.

Letter re Alf Smith 10 June 1918





Enquiry of D of R. Cross



I am writing on behalf of my father-in-law (Mr. T. Smith) to say how grateful & relieved he will be if you will endeavour to trace, if possible, the whereabouts of his son, particulars of whom are given below;

Pte. A.A. Smith No 142687 M.G.C. 18th Batt (formerly 53rd Coy) missing 21st March.

We know nothing further than this unfortunately.

Yours respectfully

(Mrs.) J. Smith




British Red Cross & Order of St. John

Postcard from Enquiry Department for Wounded and Missing, 18, Carlton House Terrace S.W. 1.


Mr. T. Smith,


100 Arcadian Gdns,

Bowes Pk

N 22


142687 Pte. A.A. Smith                                   18th M.G.C.


We beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter, and will do our best to make all possible enquiries.

As soon as we receive any information it will be forwarded to you immediately