'God bless my Daddy who's away.' | The Army Children Archive
A British sentimental postcard.
Sprays of forget-me-nots frame the poem, by ‘W.E.M’, that has been printed on the front of this postcard. Headed ‘God bless my Daddy who’s away’, it reads: ‘God bless my daddy who’s away / Across the silver sea, / Fighting in the cause of Right, / For Home, and Mum and me, / Please God, take care of daddy dear, / Through sunshine and through rain, / And wipe away poor Mummy’s tear, / And send him home again’. Printed text on the back informs us that the postcard was produced by ‘W. & K. London, E C.’, other details being ‘Series No. 3776’ and ‘British Manufacture.’. Also on the reverse is a message written by hand in black ink: ‘To my Dearest Daddy. / Wishing you Many Happy Returns of the Day. With fondest love and kisses from your ever loving Daughter / Marjorie / X X’.