A letter from the War Office
John Taylor (my grandfather) received this letter informing him that T. K. Taylor (his son, my father) had been wounded in action on 25th July, 1944. My father was in the 6th Battalion Green Howards — part of the allied armies landings in Normandy on D-Day, 6th June, 1944. He kept a daily diary of his war experiences from 6th June through to 11th December (against army rules). Thanks to a wallet and a pocket watch he had in his breast pocket he wasn’t seriously wounded.