18 Nov 1916 Shorncliffe Camp- Cold

Readers will note Richard writes that he is part of the 23rd Btn now. As happened with a number of battalions raised in the latter years of the war, the 142nd "London's Own" was broken up on reaching England and Richard was transferred to a training and reinforcement Battalion the 23rd.  For more information on the 23rd check out http://www.cefresearch.com/matrix/Utilities/reserves/23rd.htm Thanks to the amazing Richard Laughton for this.