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Soldier – Bissett, Eric – Soldier’s Letter

March 1941

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 15 March 1941

Soldier’s Letter

Eric Bissett, of School Street, Darfield, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. George Bissett, of School Street, who is attached to the Pioneer Corps, has sent an interesting letter home on Army life.

Formerly he worked for the Barnsley Co-operative Society and was a member of their dramatic club and also of Darfield Dramatic Club.

He writes, “Army life is naturally very strange at first, but once you get settled down and get to know other young men it is most interesting. I have seen a lot of the English countryside, more than I could have ever hoped or dreamed of seeing had I not joined up. I have found a good pal in a young man who comes from Barnsley.

How is the Darfield Dramatic Club getting on? Still progressing, I hope! Unfortunately the Co-operative Dramatic Club has been cancelled for the time being, but we are looking forward to it continuing after the war is over and victory is ours.”

Mr. Bissett was a prominent member of Darfield Wesley Chapel.