Welcome to ‘We, the Bearers’.

If you are reading this, you have stumbled upon a little piece of history.

My great-great Grandfather is Private James McFarlane, he served in World War 1 and from 1914 – 1916, he kept a journal and wrote letters home.

I am now making those journal entries and letters public, in the hopes that someone else might take away something meaningful from this little piece of history.

The first lot of journal entries are going live on August 1st, 2016, with more entries posted weekly, every Monday, along with the letters he wrote on the dates he wrote them, 102 years later. The first letter is going live on the 25th September, 2016.

I hope you enjoy reading these as much as I did, and take away from them what you will.

You can find us on Facebook too; We, the Bearers: Private James McFarlane’s Diaries and Letters 1914 – 1916.

Thank you for reading,



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