Lt Cecil Hartley Lestrange West , Royal Dublin Fusiliers

west medal card

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2nd Battalion when taken prisoner

Kildare Observer Oct 1914 reports Mr. L.A. West, of Dublin, received on Monday two letters from his son Lieut. C.H., L'E. West, who was taken prisoner near Cambrai at the end of August. His son is safe and is being well treated. Neither of the letters gives any clue as to the place from which Lieutenant West writes. He say that he is a prisoner with about thirty officers of different Regiments. He was wounded below the left elbow and the bullet came of above the elbow, without touch the bone. Mr. West and his fellow prisoners get plenty to eat, and among them are three young officers with whom he was at school. He speaks highly of the kindness with which they are treated by the Germans.



List of Royal Dublin Fusilier POWs