The fonds consists of 48 letters written during World War I, transcriptions of the letters, 1 cd and a book titled “Just a Few Lines: A Memoir of William Thomas Miles from the Great War, 1916-1919.” The book is written by Thomas N. Miles and William J. Miles, Will Miles' sons and is based on the collection of letters in this fonds. 47 of the letters are from Will Miles to his mother and 1 is from his cousin Maud to Will Miles. The letters are written between Sept. 30, 1916 and Feb. 18, 1919. Most of the letters are sent from France with a few of them sent from England, Barriefield Camp and Bramshott Camp. The letters discuss Will Miles' day to day life being a soldier during WWI, Flanders mud, lice, hunger and poison gas, meeting girls, complaining of the the food he eats, people being injured or sick, himself being injured, the weather, thanks for recieving parcels, running into old friends and looking forward to coming home in 1918.
Miles, William Thomas