Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Major Duncan Stubbs' diary entry for 14 October 1914

Wednesday 14 Oct 
… I received a telegram from Averil [his sister-in-law] that a boy’s body had been found at Karright [?] and she was sending the papers by express post.  I received the papers about 4.10 being a letter from the British Vice Consul at Ymuiden with particulars of the body and a photo.  The particulars were of a fair haired, blue eyed, thin boy aged about 17.  The face I could not identify.  The body was dressed in trousers and a pyjama jacket the hands looked like Duncan’s.  I telegraphed the Vice Consul asking him to look for identification marks especially the teeth and to take a cast if possible.  I also wrote him fully …

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