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Pictured: Some of the soldiers while did patriotic illustrations.<br />
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A First World War nurse's journal containing poignant poetry from fallen Tommies has been unearthed 106 years on.<br />
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Helen Dryerre kept the black leather album which she gave to dozens of convalescing soldiers to sign, write and draw in.<br />
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Some British troops penned poetry from their hospital beds, while others did patriotic illustrations and one made a charming sketch of her.<br />
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Tragically, three of the wounded men who wrote in the album were all later killed on the same day during the Battle of the Loos on October 13, 1915.