Letters: Ellee Seymour, April 14, 2017

Roll of Honour 1914-1919 remembering the men of Lynn who fought in the Great War. Book kept on display in the Regalia room at Lynn town hall.
Roll of Honour 1914-1919 remembering the men of Lynn who fought in the Great War. Book kept on display in the Regalia room at Lynn town hall.

I am researching a book on the subject of the Gallipoli campaign and the impact this had in Sandringham after “the King’s men” fought and died; it is one of the most harrowing war stories of all times.

I would like to write about the impact this had on the lives of families left behind, the women who mourned them, and how this small Norfolk community rebuilt itself.

I believe these are stories that need to be told to keep the memory alive of the Sandringham Company, the most loyal estate staff who signed up in 1915 following Kitchener’s appeal to fight for their country, but sadly were never seen again.

I would very much like to speak to descendants of these men, or local historians and anyone who can help me tell this fascinating story through the eyes of the women of Sandringham.

If anyone can help, could they please contact me on 01353 648564 or email elleeseymour@googlemail.com

Ellee Seymour

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