'Constantly in our minds . . .'

A postcard sent to a British soldier serving in France.


    • A British sentimental postcard sent to a British soldier in France.
    • Two photographic scenes have been superimposed on a delicately ornamented background on the front of this postcard. At the top, a mother and her daughter are depicted gazing at framed photograph; below is a British soldier with a pipe in one hand and an envelope in the other. The verses on either side of the soldier’s photograph read, ‘Only a simple card, yet this message it truly takes, / That the best of health and luck be yours, whilst fighting for our sakes. / Remember though across the sea you’re now so far away / Constantly in our minds we have you day by day.’. The printed information on the reverse states, ‘H. G. Glen & Co., Ltd., Leeds.’ and ‘115’. The postmark tells us that the postcard was franked on 27 April 1916 in Sunderland (in County Durham). It is addressed in black ink to ‘L. cpl. Dixon 8042 / R. A. M. C. [Royal Army Medical Corps] / No 1 General Hospital / Etretat , / France / B. E. F. [British Expeditionary Force]’. The message reads, ‘27th – 4 – 16 / My dear Joe xx / Just a card to let you know I have received other 2 ppcs [picture postcards?] but still no letters. I am pleased to hear you are keeping fine & the weather too, it is lovely here to-day. Best of Love From your Ever Loving Wife xxxx Mary x / Best of love from Father Mother Deb & all Family xxx’.





  • Date:

    • 1916-04-27
  • Temporal:

    • 2016-05-04 14:03:33 UTC


  • Source:

    • User contributed content
  • Identifier:

    • 20782
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  • First published in Europeana:

    • 2016-07-27
  • Last updated in Europeana:

    • 2016-07-27


  • Rights:

    • http://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

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  • Location:

    • Etretat
    • #49.7070069,0.20559779999996408
Longitude: "0.2055978"
Latitude: "49.70701"

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