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Dear Mrs Baldwin,

By this time you no doubt are acquainted with the news of the death in action of your son, Sergeant C.C. Baldwin. B Coy 3rd Battn. It is my duty to express to you my heartfelt sympathy in your bereavement, and if possible to try to allay a little the sorrow you feel.

It was on the morning of the 2nd March that the Germans attacked our line some distance to the left of where Sgt Baldwin was. they succeeded in breaking through under cover of a dense fog. They then swept round and attacked us from behind. In this critical moment Sgt Baldwin with great courage exposed himself so as to direct the

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