Postcard home from Bulford Camp, Salisbury
The following has been kindly donated by The Army Children Archive:
Beneath the title ‘“SWEETHEARTS”’, a girl and a British soldier (presumably her father; his cap badge is that of the Essex Regiment) are depicted embracing on the front of this postcard.
The verse below reads:
‘Together will we march along
And never count the miles;
To Britain’s army we belong
And win with conquering smiles.’
The printed information on the reverse includes the following details:
‘“I love a Lassie.” Raphael Tuck & Sons’ “Photogravure” Postcard. No. 4286 / ART PUBLISHERS TO THEIR MAJESTIES THE KING & QUEEN / Printed in England.’
There is a postmark, stamped Bulford Camp, Salisbury [in Wiltshire], at 1.30pm on 2 September 1916.
The postcard has been addressed in pencil to:
‘Miss Phil Rowe
3 Belmont Terrace
The message written alongside reads:
‘My Old Peach / What do you think of this card. I’ll be coming home to see you next week, and when I’m home, you’ll have to stop home from school. Love from Daddy x x x x x x’.
You can also find this post on the The Army Children Archive Flickr account in the album ‘The Army Children of the First World War: a Sentimental View’