George’s War Letters, 1914-1919

My thanks go to Richard Power who has sent me the link to his centenary blog – George’s War Letters – in which he is publishing, in real-time, the war-time letters of his Great Uncle, George Power.

Photograph of Second Lieutenant E G H Power, 2nd Gloucestershire Regiment, early in his army career. © Richard Power
Second Lieutenant E G H Power, 2nd Gloucestershire Regiment, early in his army career. © Richard Power

George Power was a pre-war, Regular Army officer who was commissioned into and served with the Second Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment throughout the First World War, although for much of the Macedonian campaign he ran a machine gun school at Lembet.

The letters start in December 1914 with George’s arrival in France, and will continue until 29 June 1919. The blog is illustrated with photographs and maps and the letters are accompanied by a fascinating commentary.


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Author: SCS Web Editor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and soon after became editor of the Society's journal, 'The New Mosquito', a role he held until 2008. He then became the Society's web editor, a role he seems unable to shake off. His interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Fred, who served as a cyclist with the BSF from 1915-1917, mainly in the Struma valley.