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58359: Postcard of "Bill"

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posted on 2024-02-23, 22:59 authored by Great War Archive Project Team

The attached postcard was found by me whilst searching through my late father's papers. I believe it would have been given to my grandfather James F Gray (known as Jim) by his pal Bill. My grandfather served with the 16th Royal Scots and was wounded on the first day of the battle of the Somme a few months after his 18th birthday. I believe Bill to be W (William) Taylor, a friend of my grandfather's, both of whom came from the village of Dirleton in East Lothian, although I have been unable to verify that as fact.
Although my grandfather survived the war (he died in 1975) W Taylor was killed in 1917 age 19.

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8721.cpd| 2362.jpg|GWA_0328_WWI_postcard_16RS_Front.jpg 2363.jpg|GWA_0329_WWI_postcard_16RS_Reverse.jpg

Creator

Taylor, William

Date

1916

Date Created

01/07/1916

Temporal Coverage

31/07/1916

Source

Postcard

Medium

Card

Type

Postcard

Pages

1, 2

Number of Pages

2

Contributor

Stuart Lee | James Gray

Rights

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford / Primary Contributor

Publisher

The Great War Archive, University of Oxford

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