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Here’s a couple of postcards sent to my nana, Jean Charlotte WILSON, when she was a child during WW1. The writer was Jean’s uncle Tom Heath who was with the NZ Expeditionary Force during the war. He was a private and his serial number was 54877.

tom heath

Tom Heath

souvenir from france frontsouvenir from france reverse

Transcribed:

Dear Jean How are you getting on. I had two letters from George yesterday July 9th June 30th. I am pretty well right again now Jean. I expect to go to our base in a week time. Hope you & all at home are well. From your Uncle Tom xxxxx

postcard from uncle tom heath front

postcard from uncle tom heath reverseTranscribed:

Dear Jean
How are you getting on. I have not had a letter from you for a mighty long time now. I suppose kid that you think you are getting too big now to be bothered writing letters (eh). How do you like your new teacher Jean, any good or rotten. I expect to be home some time in the spring Jean any rabbits there now. Come shooting with me when I come back. Hurray for now. Write soon. From Uncle Tom xxxxxx

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