Dearest Love to my Soldier Lad
TRANSCRIPTION; MESSAGE: Phoenix House,; Chelmsford,; Essex,; 28.1.1916; My own Darling Lad,; Just a line to you dear hoping you are quite well. I must ask you to excuse card but I do not seem to have enough news for a letter. Well Darling I was home yesterday Mother and Dad and Donald are quite well and send there love to you. I know you will be pleased to hear my Uncle has got his leave he arrived here late Wednesday night so I was able to be with him all yesterday afternoon but it upset me terrible when he said goodbye as it reminded me so much of the time when you had to go back, but he told me to be brave dear as you would all soon be home. He was ever so cheerful. So Darling will you come home Love [and] kisses From your own [illegible] x x x x x x x x Little [illegible]
Description(Color) This postcard depicts a young woman looking at a war map and thinking of a (depicted) soldier. This card is unposted.
This collection previously belonged to Dominic Hibberd, an English biographer most noted for the biographies of Wilfred Owen and Harold Monro, World War I poets. He collected these postcards for research purposes.
- World War I Postcards 
(2011). Dearest Love to my Soldier Lad. DIGITAL: Cushing Memorial Library and Archives. Available electronically from