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I would be grateful if we can get a fresh pair of eyes on these Post cards, to try and interpet the signature,

Frew, Free, Fier,

Also the last two words in the line "Heavy bombardment going on to today ? ? "

Many thanks for your help

Gerry

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I think the signature is 'Frew'. And the last two words seem to me to be 'letter later'.

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Thank you Paul,

Frew is what I was thinking myself ,

"Letter later" that looks very good, I was thinking Letts Paper and all sorts .

Regards

Gerry

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I think signature is "Fred". Yes, I get "letter later" too.

William

To clarify, "Yours E [ever] Fred xx".

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I'd agree with "Fred". Not likely he'd write "Dear Lil" and sign off with his surname is it? ;)

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I see that now William, Thank You

I was thinking if you were closely attached to a Lady,you would probably use your Christian Name rather than your surname, hence it might be Fred as you say

There is a E Frew (sapper) 81691 on the medal rolls with the 15 Star,

Gerry

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Yes, Yours, E Frew and Heavy bombardment going on today letter later.

Anne

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Thank you Anne,

On the other postcard 6/11/15 he signs what looks like E F.

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Have to say that sounds very plausible Siege Gunner.

Thank you

G

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A bit of a shot in the dark

Lillian Walker appears in the 1911 census as a Lady's maid, aged 24 at the address given on the postcard; her birthplace is given as 'Yorkshire Hull'

The 1891 census gives a Lilian Walker, aged 3, living with her parents, John & Annie E Walker, at Sculcoates, Yorkshire

a Birth record appears to exist in 1887 Walker Lilian Sculcoates 9d 142

in the 1911 census the family are recorded as resident in Cottingham, Sculcoates

There is no evidence she had a brother called Fred or Frederick, but in Jul-sept 1919 there is marriage record:

Walker Lilian - Fisher Sculcoates 9d 307

Fisher Fred R - Walker Sculcoates 9d 307

This might be a totally different Fred & Lillian, & as I said, quite a long shot, but could this possibly be Fred & Lilian from the postcard having returned to Lilian's home town to be married?

NigelS

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Thank you Nigel,it would make a lovely story,

I am going to do a little more digging

I bought one of the post cards in a shop in Dublin

And the other from a seller on eBay living in the USA

It's long shot but here's hoping

Regards

Gerry

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Further to that, the 1911 census does have a Frederick Fisher, aged 29, single, & working as a drapery salesman in a General Drapery establishment in Woodbridge; impossible to prove that it might be the same guy without investigating the marriage certificate or local papers for both Woodbridge & Sculcoates. Nice to imagine Fred chatting up Lilian over the drapery store counter when she visited to purchase items for her mistress!

Julian Fellowes :whistle:

NigelS

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Ditto Nigel ,

well done and many thanks for your time

Gerry

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