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WWI Feldpost (German military mail) postcard translation
« on: Sunday 20 January 19 09:32 GMT (UK) »
Hello all,

Can anyone please help me translate the attached postcard from German to English? I'm hoping it will give some context to the photo on the reverse.

Kind regards,

Chris
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Boatman - Essex/ Middlesex
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Coulthard - Durham

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Re: WWI Feldpost (German military mail) postcard translation
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 20 January 19 12:22 GMT (UK) »
  Liebe Schwester
  Muß doch wieder aus Langeweile ein paar Zeilen endlich schreiben und teile dir mit das es mir bis jetzt noch ganz
  gut geht. Liebe Schwester __
  __ ich dir nun eine
  Pfotografie von unseren

A Quick try on the fly.  I'll have another look when i get back to my pc

Dear sister
Was feeling bored and thought i'd write you a few lines
I'm feeling fine . Heres a Photo of Our  (Rest later )
Brother Otto

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Re: WWI Feldpost (German military mail) postcard translation
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 20 January 19 18:11 GMT (UK) »
Geschrieben, d. 22. 6. 1916

Liebe Schwester
Muß doch wieder aus Langeweile ein paar Zeilen an
dich schreiben und teile dir mit das es mir bis jetzt noch ganz
gut geht. Liebe Schwester hier schenke ich dir nun eine
Pfotografie von unsern Lazarett weiter nichts neues als
einen schönen Gruß von deinen
Bruder Otto!

Musketier Wilhelm
? Lazarett Mo? Station - Burgwegbaracke 2b

------------------------------------------------------------------------
written on the 22.6.1916

Dear sister
was feeling bored and thought i'd write you a few lines to let you know that, up to now, I´m doing fine.
Dear sister here´s a photo of our military hospital, nothing else new to report.
Best regards your brother Otto

Musketeer Wilhelm
? Military hospital Mo? Station - Burgwegbaracke 2b

Adressed to:

To Fräulein Wollher
per Adr. Willi Attunk
in Alt-Gurkowschbruch,
Kreis Friedeberg n/m (Neumark)

Alt-Gurkowschbruch
https://www.meyersgaz.org/place/10686085

The text on the vertical dividing line in the middle of the postcard reads
„Auf Wiedersehen?“ note the question mark

The stamp in the middle reads  „Kriegslazarett 2“ - …......korps

try your luck here.
https://www.greatwarforum.org/topic/79081-german-feldlazaretten-at-the-western-front/

maybe: Kriegslazarett 2/VII Rue de Flandern 09/16

Dave

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Re: WWI Feldpost (German military mail) postcard translation
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 20 January 19 19:27 GMT (UK) »
Wow! Thank you very much for your help. Neither my grandmother nor her cousins even knew an uncle Otto ever existed. This must've been because he never came back from the war. The 'Verlustlisten' lists several Otto's. The two that stand out are from Gurkow - his father Franz had a farm just outside the village. There are a few more of these postcards that I will need to get a hold of. Very interesting stuff!

Chris
French/Franc(e)y/Francis, Ellis, Friel, Walsh, Gray, Lynch - Donegal/Tyrone, Ireland and Canada
Wootton - Staffordshire/Middlesex
Go(u)lding - Worcestershire/ Middlesex,
Car(e)less - Staffordshire
Minal, Wood - Middlesex
Birleson/Burleson, Jameson - Durham/ Middlesex
Boatman - Essex/ Middlesex
Wollherr, Hoppe, Reissner, Kloss - Prussia, Germany
Lawrence - Surrey/ Kent
Coulthard - Durham