Sid & Elsie : love across the miles and down the years 5

Another card and poem sent by Sid in Salonika in 1917, to his wife Elsie. This mentions their first meeting ‘by the tower’ – could that have been Blackpool Tower?

Dear Wife of Mine
O, how I prize the memory,
Of our first meeting by the tower
That night seemed like Eternity,
Sweet wife of mine
Your voice , so gentle and so low,
Taught me to love, and now I know
My heart shall follow where’re you go,
Dear chips of mine
Salonica 1917.

To My Dear Wife from
Your ever loving and devoted husband
Sid xxxxxx

 


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Author: scswebeditor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and from 2008 has been the Society's web editor. His interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Fred, who served as a cyclist with the BSF from 1915 to 1917, mainly in the Struma valley. Robin hands over the role in October 2021 to Andy Hutt. Andy's interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Arthur, who served as a Royal Engineer from 1916-1918. All posts prior to February 2021 are by Robin. Opinions expressed in these posts are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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