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54846: Silk Christmas card sent by Arthur Burdett Collins

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posted on 2024-02-23, 18:17 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

The card was sent by my great uncle, Arthur Burdett Collins to his mother, Elizabeth Collins,who lived in Berriew, Powys, Wales. He is known to have fought in the Battle of the Somme. The card is made with a flap and the greeting inserted into the pocket. Arthur Burdett Collins emigrated to Canada in 1928 and no more contact was made with him. The card remained at the family home in Wales until 2004 when it was presented to his children, after they were traced in Canada through family history research.

Editor's Comment:
'Happy Xmas', church with Holly, bells, and Mistletoe. Two Arthur B. Collins appear in the Medal Card index of the Nation Archives, and both served in the Royal Engineers.

History

Identifier

5076.jpg| GWA_3690_WW1_Xmas_Card.jpg|

Creator

Collins, Arthur Burdett

Date

17th December 1916

Date Created

17/12/1916

Source

Postcard

Medium

Mixed

Type

Postcard

Contributor

Richard Marshall | Carol Pond | Edward Collins and Bette Zalba (nee Collins)

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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