- 6th Berks. in 1917
photo depicts members of the 6th Royal Berks, probably in July,
1917 shortly before their time in action at the 3rd Battle of Ypres.
It was sent by Private Ernest Harrison of Reading (marked with a
cross) to his mother. The message read: "Just a line to let
you know I am still alive and kicking. According to this I am getting
as fat as a "Berkshire Pig". Don't you think so? Tons
of love and kisses. Ernie.
Harrison was killed on 31st July. He has no known grave and is commemorated
on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing in Ypres. The battalion
officer who signed the card as censor was 2nd Lt. E.H.G. Worden
who was wounded on 31st July. He survived the war.
and information from "Arras to Cambrai - The Kitchener Battalions
of the Royal Berkshire Regt., 1917" by Colin Fox and others.