* An excerpt from a letter written by Oz from the trenches
"Dear Myrtle, I received your letter the day I was leaving Egypt for the front & must say I never enjoyed reading a letter so much before. It was so nice of you to write so soon dear especially as you did not know my address. It is a week ago today since we landed, & seems like a month. I suppose you are wondering how I am getting on. Well I am (A.I). Before we landed here I was wondering what kind of country we would be fighting in, I knew it was pretty hilly, but never imagined it half as rough as it is. I am in the trenches now trying to get Mr Turk to give me a shot at him, but he is pretty cunning and does not show himself too often. We are only about 200 yds from their trenches....."
Letters written by Oz Edwards to Myrtle McCoughtry before, during and after WWI. Gradually being transcribed by Katy Mutton. Generously shared by their granddaughter Pam Shugg and her family. The majority have remained unread for decades.