One mother of two KOSB soldiers had the worst of news at Christmas, 1914. At a time when popular opinion held the war would be coming to an end, the Coulters, of Miller’s Gardens, Berwick, received news that their son was missing from his regiment. Another local soldier had written to tell them that their son, Amos, had been seen escorting a wounded officer to hospital.
Amos’ brother, George, worried about his sibling from his prison in Doeberitz.
A third brother, John, had served with the army in the South African Campaign.