During the First World War the County Times carried numerous letters from the Front, similar to this.
“In the course of a letter to Mr H. Hull, Crown Hotel, Horsham, Sapper W.R. Fraser in the Signalling Section in France says: “I hear Sam Hoad has been sent home sick.
“I have not seen him since I left England. The Germans seem to be making a nice mess of some of the towns and villages over hear, and if half the tales we hear are true they are a rotten lot.
“I would give something for a mild and bitter and a packet of Gold Flake, I can tell you.”