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A sad letter.

Letter written to Mrs Kate Poole of Bleadon on the death of her son Private Edward Henry Poole of the North Somerset Yeomanry. The letter was written by Captain Eustace L Gibbs of Tyntesfield House, who was Commander of B Squadron. Gibbs states that Poole ‘died fighting bravely for his contry and we all deplore the loss of so good a comrade…he died a hero’s death’, he then offers his support and the support of his family at Tyntesfield.

Letter dated 25 Nov 1914, Edward Poole died on 17 November 1914 and is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial.

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