Another card and poem from Sid to Elsie in 1917.
Birthday greetings from Sid in Salonika to his wife, Elsie, who he also called ‘Chips’.
It is not my intention for this website to become an advertising outlet for eBay, but when items belonging to a named member of the BSF appear for sale, it would be a shame not to give him a mention. It always saddens me when these things are no longer in the possession of the family, but hopefully these will go to a good, appreciative home.
This longer poem from Sid to Elsie in 1917, reminds me that I should thank Wendy for providing transcripts of Sid’s poetry, as well as images of the cards.
My thanks go to Wendy Nicholson who has shared with the SCS a set of seven beautifully embroidered postcards sent by Sid in Salonika to his wife Elsie (also known as Chips) in 1917 and 1918.
Saturday 7th October saw the annual gathering of members in London. This commenced with the customary wreath laying at the Cenotaph to remember the men and women of the BSF who served and, in particular, those who died during the campaign or from the results of injury or disease. Continue reading “SCS Annual Meeting and Wreath Laying, 2017”
Members should have received this latest edition of The New Mosquito, by now. Please contact the Society if you are expecting a copy, but haven’t received it.
The ‘Away from the Western Front’ project has been running since early 2017 and will continue until the start of 2019. It uses the stories of individual men and women to highlight the First World War campaigns in the Middle East, Italy, Africa and the Balkans. Continue reading “Away from the Western Front : latest news”
My thanks go to Keith Edmonds for bringing this article to my attention. I am pleased to be able to remember British pilot, Joe Bamford, who went missing from the skies over Salonika 100 years ago today: Continue reading “Death of an airman 100 years ago”
Fred, my grandfather, spent the First World War in the Army Cyclist Corps but, in truth, he was – at heart – a ‘Suffolk’. Before getting on his bike he spent nearly eight years as a regular soldier in the First Battalion of the Suffolk Regiment, preceded by a short spell in the 4th (Militia) Battalion. So you will understand why the Suffolk Regiment – especially 1/Suffolk – is of particular interest to me.