Collection of postcards of unknown soldiers, postcards and Christmas cards between Charlie and family, paybook, certificate of education from army school, id tag, regimental documents.
Charles McCann served with the East Lancs Regiment from 1902–5. He then went into the reserves before being recalled in 1914. He received the 1914 star. He wrote a diary of his time in France. He was in the Battle of Mons and subsequent retreat. At some point he was gassed and then transferred into another regiment - maybe Worcs. He later transferred to the Hamps Regiment. He was a sergeant in the Worcester Regiment – 49465. He was discharged in 1919. He was a postman in Bradford.
Joan Ravenscroft GD
City Hall, Bradford (02/02/2019)
This item was submitted on March 14, 2019