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fathippy
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Hi

 

I've just discovered this scan of a postcard sent by my great grandfather to my great grandmother I presume during Ww1. 

 

I hadn't realised he had served and am now anxious to find out all I can. I am having trouble reading his writing, sorry great grandfather, and wondered if anyone else might be able understand it better.

 

As I said starting from scratch with this line of enquiry so any and all help gratefully received.

 

Thanks

 

Julie

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Address reads:

No 943.

2nd Staffs Battery

1st / 2nd W. Midland Brigade RFA

W.Midland Division (T.F.)

"My only thoughts are of my dear wife and children and Mother, Bros. and Sisters"

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Nice! Simple and to the point :)

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He has a beter handwriting than me!!!

Sounds like the last thoughts a man could have put to paper before going over the top… Is there a date somewhere?? other side maybe??

 

M.

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Thanks for the replies.

 

He was apparently not a sentimental man but this seems to show otherwise.

 

Unfortunately only have this scan don't have the other side. I came across it in a groups of scans from my aunt who has now unfortunately got dementia. So can't really ask her for the card or any info. So this is all I have to work with. Walter survived the war and died in 1964.

 

Where is the best place to look for his movements during this time?

 

Thanks

 

Julie

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Ancestry also have unit war diaries to follow the day to day events / ebb and flow of the unit (sub required) - other sites may also have them but I don't sub to others so cant say with any authority!

20 minutes ago, fathippy said:

He was apparently not a sentimental man but this seems to show otherwise.

Perhaps not as he got older but when facing something significant, who knows? 

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