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    Posted: 16 Jan 2013 at 20:49
Not much to go on - but i'm currently researching the North Eastern Railway in the First World War and putting together a book on the subject. In the North Eastern Railway Magazines I found this nice photograph showing an ex-North Eastern Railway employee, R T Brown of the ASC, and the following accompanying text;

"Driver R T Brown, A.S.C., who, up to his time of enlistment on September 7 1914, was a locomotive fireman at Bank Top, Darlington, is now engaged in the Gallipoli Peninsula, where his duties consist of taking water to the trenches and bringing back the wounded. In a letter, dated August 29, he writes : "We are continually under fire. The enemy has no respect for the Red Cross wagons. At times the hillside seems a mass of smoke and dust." He adds, however, the cheering information that they are "seeing the job through" and pushing the enemy back."

He appears to have survived the war

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