The Intelligencer May 12, 1915 (page 3)

“Mrs. J. Lavin, of 23 Charlotte St., Belleville, has received a letter from her husband, Pte. Jack Lavin, who went away with the first contingent, the letter written from the Hospital of St. John and St. Elizabeth, 40 Grove End Road, London, N.W., and dated April 29th. ‘Just a line,’ he says in the letter, ‘to let you know that I have arrived in London and staying in a very good Hospital, in charge of the Sisters of Mercy. Everybody here are very kind and I am likely to stay here for some time.”

The Intelligencer May 12, 1915 (page 3)

“Gunner E.G. Blaylock, of 2nd Field Battery, 1st Brigade, C.F.A., writes as follows to his parents in Belleville:—The British Hospital, Hotel Bellevue, Wimereux, Boulogne, April 28th, 1915. Dear Mother and Father,—Just a few lines to let you know that I have been wounded, but not seriously. …  I was wounded last Sunday morning at 9 o’clock by a piece of shrapnel. One piece went into my right thigh and the other grazed my right side just below the arm. I have been operated on …  I have the pieces of shrapnel that were in me, and am going to keep them as German souvenirs.”

The Intelligencer May 12, 1915 (page 3)

“a letter to his parents at Belleville by Pte. Jim Gorman, of the 2nd Battalion. April 28, 1915. Dear Mother,—Just a few lines to let you know I am in the City of London Hospital, wounded in the back with a piece of shrapnel when we made the big charge.”

The Intelligencer May 12, 1915 (page 3)

“The following letter was received by Mr. W.A. Yatman, 82 Mill street, this morning, regarding his son, Thos. A. Yatman, who was wounded at the second battle of Ypres. No. 11 General Hospital, British Expeditionary Force, April 24, 1915. Dear Mr. Yatman, I am sorry to have to tell you that your son, Pte. Yatman, was brought into hospital today suffering from a gun shot wound in the neck. I am afraid it must have injured his spine for the time being, as he is paralysed. He is quite cheerful, and a very good patient. I am hoping soon to let you know that he is much better. Yours truly, M. WOODHOUSE, Sister.”