Folder Zion Letters
The Zion Letters are a collection of letters from servicemen serving in UK forces during WW1 to Harold Hill of the Zion Institute on Stretford Road, Hulme. Most of the men concerned would appear to have been members of the Institute and their letters span the period from early in the war until some time after its end. There can be as few as a single letter from some men to well over a dozen for others. The content can be anywhere from the mundane to the highly detailed description of the writer's experiences and feelings about their situation.
The collection is in the process of being scanned and transcribed, so what appears below will expand over the coming weeks and while some will simply appear as scanned copies, others will be accompanied by a transcript, which will make reading these sometimes difficult images (originals were often written in pencil and can be difficult to read) a lot easier.
ALSTON, Tom; ANDERSON, A [Arthur?]; ANDERSON, David; ANDERSON, Jim; BARRETT, Cyril; BORTHWICK, Fred; BORTHWICK, John Eric; BROOKES, Harry; BRYDEN, Herbert; BUNTING, Hubert
CORKER, Sergt.; COWSILL, Percy; CULBERT, William; DODD, George; DRUMMOND, George; DYER, Arthur; DYER, Frank; KITCHEN, Edward; FLETCHER, James E (Jim); FRANCIS, O [Owen?]; FRASER, James Bishop
GARMONY, Harold; HANDFORD, Frank; HANDFORD, Jack; HARRISON, Samuel; HESKETH, David; HORROCKS, Eddie; HOWARD, Frank; HYDE, John; IRWIN, Harold
JONES, J; JONES, Robert; JONES, Thomas Percy Taylor; KERR, James M [McEwen?]; KITCHEN, Edward; LAMBERT, H; LAWTON, Arnold *; LAWTON, Ernest *; LAWTON, Percy James *; LEAH, Walter Harold; LEIGH, Lawrence John [* Brothers]
MARSH, Alfred Robert; MASON, George; MILLAR, John H; MILLER, Harold; O'NEILL, George; OWEN, Arthur; OWEN, J; PARRY, J M; PELL-ILDERTON, Leslie; PILLING, J; POLLITT, Leonard
ROWSON, J; SEAL, Walter; TOM [Initials or forename?]; SMITH, Harold Edward; SMITH, Sydney; STOTTARD, N; SUMMER, Fred; SUMMERELL, Sid; SUMMERFIELD, Fred; TINGEY, William