Sailor’s letter travels home 98 years later

Published: 13/02/2014

A forgotten letter from a mystery World War I sailor has found its way to his granddaughter after almost a century.

The note dated 1916 was discovered behind a fireplace in Kirkwall, Orkney, and signed “Your Blue Jacket Boy”.

Addressed to the serviceman’s family in Wales, it was sealed and stamped but never posted.

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