7th January 1918 : Dear M …

I recently bought a set of five postcards sent from Salonika. This was not really for the images – although they are attractive – as I already own some of them. The attraction was that, after more than one hundred years, the group has stayed together and capture a brief correspondence between a member of the BSF and a young lady in England. They won’t add any particular insight into the campaign, but it’s nice to be able to remember them, even though the sender is only identified as ‘Jack’.

Monday 7th January 1918

To: Miss Hards, The Hall, Ashford, Bakewell, Derbyshire, England.

PASSED BY CENSOR No. 3477

Dear M

received your parcel and letter today, am writing tonight, so look out for something.

fondest love,

J

Postcard (front): Salonica 234 - The Alley of the Well
The Alley of the Well. Salonica (234).

Postcard (reverse): Salonica 234 - The Alley of the Well - sent 7 January 1918

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 to 1917, mainly in the Struma valley. Opinions expressed in these posts are his and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Society.

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