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WW1 postcards

Vivienne14

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I shall post any postcards I come across, where possible showing the details on the reverse as it might help a relation with their family research. Those on this thread will all be from WW1. Please add any to the thread that might be of help to others. Thank you. Viv


Royal Field Artillery. Postcard sent to Miss Daisy Fellows of 42 Lichfield Rd Nechells.
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pjmburns

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In Nov 1915 my Grandfather enlisted in the RE - as far as we know he was sent to Ireland for training. He sent the attached PC home to his sisters - however whatever he wrote must have fallen foul of the censor as nothing is visible of the message. Apart from the very end of the message.
 

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Vivienne14

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Lovely embroidery Janice.

This was a common field post office card used by soldiers, the ‘I am well’ card. This one went to Lichfield Road, Aston in 1917. Viv,
 

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MWS

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I have 4 or 5 those embroidered post cards, a couple sent by great uncle to my great aunt and the others blank. They are very pretty and the colours are still bright.
 

gagajohn

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I have some post cards that I had from my ants house some years ago, I think the regiment is the Kings Royal Rifles and her dad when he was in the hospital along with some of his pals. I also have his pay book along with other snaps.
 

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Astoness

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great photos....thanks for posting..i had a rellie in that regiment who was killed in action in 1918..for all i know he could be on one of the photos

lyn
 

maypolebaz

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I love looking at old photos like these, there's so much of interest in them.
I notice in the 2nd group of pics that the group of seven smart men are wearing what looks like the cap badge of the Worcesters.
I wonder which regiment the 3rd picture is of, very few of the men are wearing medal ribbons which makes me think they could be part of a training battalion. There's quite a mixture of the WW2 pattern and 1949 pattern battledress jackets there too, so that picture was probably taken in the early 50s.
Fascinating stuff !
 
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