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Postcard 1914 prisoners
« on: Sunday 17 January 10 16:56 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone tell me anything about this postcard?   On the back is "All's well.  France Oct 2nd 1914", the postmark is Reading 20 Oct 1914.

Presumably the date 2nd October refers to the date of the photo?

Susan  :)
Herefordshire: Mytton.
Lincs: Ingham
Northants: Knight (Welford); Linnell;  Gaudern.
Staffs (Brierley Hill, Kingswinford): Wood; Eades.
Somerset: Bailey; Lewis
Warwickshire: (Alcester, Henley in Arden) Lewis; Casey/Keasey
Warwickshire (Birmingham suburbs) Knight
Yorkshire (Bradford):  Ingham


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Re: Postcard 1914 prisoners
« Reply #1 on: Monday 18 January 10 09:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi Susan

Snap...http://cgi.ebay.fr/51-1200-prisonniers-allemands-   SPAM  -Reims-guerre-1914-rare_W0QQitemZ110481493810QQcmdZViewItemQQimsxZ20100116?IMSfp=TL100116226002r27673 Yours could be worth more as the stamp is not on the image.

Is “All's well. France Oct 2nd 1914” printed on the back, or handwritten? If the latter that will be the message. The Reading stamp could be the receiving stamp, ie when it arrived in Reading. What is the address?

Ken

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Re: Postcard 1914 prisoners
« Reply #2 on: Monday 18 January 10 16:32 GMT (UK) »
Hi Ken

The message is hand written:  All's well
                                                       P.S.M.
                                                 France
                                                   Oct 2nd
                                                     1914


and sent to an address in Wollaston, Lydney, Gloucestershire, England.

The card was given to my late father by an elderly gent who was the brother(?) of the recipient.

Susan
Herefordshire: Mytton.
Lincs: Ingham
Northants: Knight (Welford); Linnell;  Gaudern.
Staffs (Brierley Hill, Kingswinford): Wood; Eades.
Somerset: Bailey; Lewis
Warwickshire: (Alcester, Henley in Arden) Lewis; Casey/Keasey
Warwickshire (Birmingham suburbs) Knight
Yorkshire (Bradford):  Ingham


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Re: Postcard 1914 prisoners
« Reply #3 on: Monday 18 January 10 16:59 GMT (UK) »
Hi Susan

What is the name and address of the recipient? We may be able to find out more about the sender from census and military records.

Glen
Bezant (London/Suffolk), West (London/Essex), Walker (Yorkshire), Phillips (West Country - believed Bristol area), Tibbetts (Warwickshire), Armstrong (Co Fermanagh), Harvison (Co Wexford), Neeb (Germany), Becker (Germany), Jakobsson (Finland). Kanneworff (Germany and Denmark)

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Re: Postcard 1914 prisoners
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 19 January 10 17:15 GMT (UK) »
The card was sent to Mr. Allen Rymer, Woolaston Grange, Woolaston.  I looked very briefly at this family in the census a while ago, didn't carry on as it wasn't mine, but am now intrigued  ::)

Although I said brother(?) earlier, looking again the elderly gent who gave the postcard to my late father was Fred (b 1895) the son of Allan.  So who was P.S.M.?  I'm confident it was a relative of the Rymer family but who is anyones guess  ???

Presumably P.S.M. was in France 2nd October, the postcard despatched to England (Reading) for posting?

Susan  :)
Herefordshire: Mytton.
Lincs: Ingham
Northants: Knight (Welford); Linnell;  Gaudern.
Staffs (Brierley Hill, Kingswinford): Wood; Eades.
Somerset: Bailey; Lewis
Warwickshire: (Alcester, Henley in Arden) Lewis; Casey/Keasey
Warwickshire (Birmingham suburbs) Knight
Yorkshire (Bradford):  Ingham


Census Information is Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov