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WG Mills Poetry and Sketch Book

WG Mills Poetry and Sketch Book

This was written between February 1944 and December 1946

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25th Feb 1944 Royal Engineers Literary Competition
25th Feb 1944 Royal Engineers Literary Competition
Notice from R.E Headquarters Sussex District giving the prize winners.  
 
2
So Passes the Glory of the Bird
So Passes the Glory of the Bird
Written for a literary competition Feb 1944 
 
3
To Jacko
To Jacko
Poem about Snooker 
 
4
Great Thoughts
Great Thoughts
Written after reading a circular from the Chief Engineer Sussex District May 1944
The circular appears after Raspberries to You on Page 5 
 
5
Raspberries to You
Raspberries to You
Includes the Office Circular 
 
6
General Sir Bernard Montgomery KCB DSO
General Sir Bernard Montgomery KCB DSO
I seem to remember Grandpa Mills saying that this was sketched for him by somebody else.
Grandpa had great respect for Monty and met him once. 
 
7
Hats - To Be or Not to Be
Hats - To Be or Not to Be
Written 4th August 1944 
 
8
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday
Written for Lt. Slade of Gosport on his 33rd Birthday
30th August 1944 
 
9
HMT Mooltan
HMT Mooltan
Mooltan was a P&O liner requisitioned for war service as a troop carrier
Sketched on board en-route to India - 4th November 1944.
She left Liverpool on this date and arrived off Bombay on the 5th Dec 1944 by way of the Suez Canal and Port Said. 
 
10
A Munster Elegy
A Munster Elegy
Published in the "Victory" magazine of the India Command.
10th March 1945 
 
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A Munster Elegy
A Munster Elegy
The original version penned 23 Jan 1945 in Jhansi 
 
12
I'm No Great Poet
I'm No Great Poet
Written 23rd November 1945.
Includes a piece that he wrote in a lady's autograph book about a leaning garage.  
 
13
Dhobi Doggerel
Dhobi Doggerel
Written 17th July 1945 in Jhansi.
A dhobi wallah was a laundry man. 
 
14
Leave and Let Leave
Leave and Let Leave
Published in the "Victory" magazine 10th Sept 1945 
 
15
Am I Me & The Builder
Am I Me & The Builder
Am I E or Am I Me - 11th Dec 1946.
The Builder who Fiddle-de-dees - 28th November 1946 
 
16
Jhansimania
Jhansimania
Published in the magazine "Off the Record" Oct 1945  
 
17
Jhansimania
Jhansimania
The Original - written 24th Sept 1945 
 
18
On Parting
On Parting
Written 19th Jan 1946 
 


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