1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

Wilfred Readman

Contributed by: Peter Thomas Price, on 2008-11-08

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First Name Wilfred
Surname Readman
Year of Birth 1890
Year of Death 1985
Regiment Royal Northumberland Fusiliers
Place of Wartime Residence Earsdon, Whitley Bay, Northumberland

Wilfred's Story

Wilf told me that he experienced at Ypres a cavalry charge and saw tanks. One of his memories was that sometimes the German trenches and British trenches were so close together that they could shout to each other. One time he and his friends heard the Germans shouting "Gott mit uns!" (God with us). Wilf and his friends put their gloves on the end of their rifles, waving them over the top of their trench shouting back, "We've got mittens too!"

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