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: SCS Web Editor

Robin Braysher joined the SCS in 2003 and soon after became editor of the Society’s journal, ‘The New Mosquito’, a role he held until 2008. He then became the Society’s web editor, a role he seems unable to shake off. His interest in the campaign comes from his grandfather, Fred, who served as a cyclist with the BSF from 1915-1917, mainly in the Struma valley.

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