Category Archives: World War 1

Dear Mother from your ever loving son Reg October 1917…

As you already know I am always intrigued by the messages and addresses on the back of old postcards that I buy and sell and I have recently found a postcard of South Parade Pier in Southsea sent in October … Continue reading

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I Don’t Care I Kissed Her – Another Easton WW1 Postcard

As part of my Easton WW1 Red Cross Hospital research I am always on the lookout for old postcards that have been sent by the soldiers who were recovering in the Suffolk village away from the frontline trenches in France … Continue reading

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Edith Drummond HAY – ‘Aunt Tuck’ postcard connection!

As well as my interest in postcards sent during World War 1 I have always found the life of Queen Victoria fascinating and also like to collect items or postcards relevant to her life and reign. I was therefore¬†intrigued to … Continue reading

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Dear Snowball – Private John Bertram Leslie HARRISON WW1 postcard – are you connected?

Another recent postcard find was the one below sent during World War 1 on 18th September 1917 from Halifax to ‘Dear Snowball’ in Dorset from Elsie. The address on the postcard is: Private J B L HARRISON 1220, Royal Naval … Continue reading

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Herbert SIMPSON from Harrogate WW1 Postcard

Another recent postcard find is of Birk Crag in Harrogate in Yorkshire sent to Gunner Herbert SIMPSON regimental number 89543 at a Military Camp in Aldershot during World War 1 – it was sent from his son Walter. The message … Continue reading

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Seeking relatives of C W LAST of the Essex Regiment!

I have recently found and purchased two World War 1 medals from a medal fair in London that were awarded to a C W LAST from the Essex Regiment who had the Regimental number of 36758. The most likely match … Continue reading

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WW1 photo postcard sent to the HANDS family – are you connected?

At a recent postcard fair in Surrey I found and bought a lovely photographic postcard showing a group, with several of the men in uniform. Was this a family shot showing siblings before going off to war – I decided … Continue reading

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