Frank Cox to 'My dear Vernon', 16th May 1915
Frank Cox (1867-1950) writes encouragingly to 'my dear Vernon' about serving as a soldier in WWI: "If ever young men were called to glorious deeds for a glorious cause it is now." The letter reflects the positive view of fighting for king and country held by most British and European people at the time, before WWI turned into a world war. The war went on for almost five years, costing millions of lives.
Cox was superintendent minister at Wesley' Chapel, City Road, London in 1915, and the letter is written on headed Wesley's Chapel writing paper.