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Tragic Tommy - Tommy, Captain William 'Chip' James's letter to his fiancée Florence sent on died on September 1918 just before he was killed in action.<br />
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The tragic story of a World War One sweetheart who married a hero Tommy after her first love was killed has emerged in a cache of intimate letters.<br />
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Florence Turner became engaged to Captain William James who she met while he was recovering from war wounds at a military hospital opposite her home.<br />
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The dashing officer returned to the Western Front only to later be killed while leading an assault on a German position. <br />
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After his death a grieving Florence met Military Cross recipient Lieutenant John McIlroy while he was also recuperating in the same hospital.