Miscellaneous correspondence between Mr and Mrs Bates

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Clockwise from top-right.

Item 1 - handwritten note:

 

who is that chap that is

on the card with you.

I had to laugh myself.

Nannies Husband is home.

faith I gave it to her about

her stocking, to Mrs Fay

 ...  Nan Ned. Johnnie  ... 

and bit of green were asking

for you. Tom & Mollie are

in the pink they have the

prettiest child ever you seen

so I will close now with

Love from Vera to her Brother

and the Best of Love from myself

Your loving wife, Mag


 Item 2 - Handwritten note 

Mrs. Bates

Marsh Rd

Drogheda


Dear Jack

Let me know if

you receive these alright

Best Love

Maggie


 Item 3 - Handwritten note 

Marsh Rd

Drogheda

Jan. 10th 19


My Dear Husband

I hope you will get

this alright. Write as

soon as you can. Best Love

Mag


Item 4 - Field Service Post Card. Handwritten address

Mrs Bates

March Road

Drogheda

Ireland


 Printed: 

A.F.A. 2042

114 Gen. No. 5248.


FIELD SERVICE

POST CARD.


 Postmark: 

ARMY POSmissing

A

4 MR

missing


The address

only to be writ-

ten on this side.

If anything else

is added the

post card will

be destroyed.


[Crown Copyright Reserved.]


 Item 5 - Field Service Post Card. Handwritten address 

Mr. Tom Behan

Marsh Road

Drogheda

Co. Louth

Ireland


 Printed: 

A.F.A. 2042

114 Gen. No. 5248.


FIELD SERVICE

POST CARD.


 Postmark: 

ARMY POSTAL OFFICE - 29

A

9 NO

16


The address

only to be writ-

ten on this side.

If anything else

is added the

post card will

be destroyed.


[Crown Copyright Reserved.]


 Item 6 - Envelope (stamp and postmark torn off). Handwritten text: 

604807 Pte J, Bates

58 P.O.W. Coy

S86

British Epd Force

France


 Item 7 - Envelope with stamp. Postmarked: 

DROGHEDA

5 45 PM

24 JY

16


 Handwritten address: 

5481 Pte John Bates

2nd Leinster Regt

58 P.O.W. Company

Sect 86

British Epd Force

France

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Clockwise from top-right.

Item 1 - handwritten note:

 

who is that chap that is

on the card with you.

I had to laugh myself.

Nannies Husband is home.

faith I gave it to her about

her stocking, to Mrs Fay

 ...  Nan Ned. Johnnie  ... 

and bit of green were asking

for you. Tom & Mollie are

in the pink they have the

prettiest child ever you seen

so I will close now with

Love from Vera to her Brother

and the Best of Love from myself

Your loving wife, Mag


 Item 2 - Handwritten note 

Mrs. Bates

Marsh Rd

Drogheda


Dear Jack

Let me know if

you receive these alright

Best Love

Maggie


 Item 3 - Handwritten note 

Marsh Rd

Drogheda

Jan. 10th 19


My Dear Husband

I hope you will get

this alright. Write as

soon as you can. Best Love

Mag


Item 4 - Field Service Post Card. Handwritten address

Mrs Bates

March Road

Drogheda

Ireland


 Printed: 

A.F.A. 2042

114 Gen. No. 5248.


FIELD SERVICE

POST CARD.


 Postmark: 

ARMY POSmissing

A

4 MR

missing


The address

only to be writ-

ten on this side.

If anything else

is added the

post card will

be destroyed.


[Crown Copyright Reserved.]


 Item 5 - Field Service Post Card. Handwritten address 

Mr. Tom Behan

Marsh Road

Drogheda

Co. Louth

Ireland


 Printed: 

A.F.A. 2042

114 Gen. No. 5248.


FIELD SERVICE

POST CARD.


 Postmark: 

ARMY POSTAL OFFICE - 29

A

9 NO

16


The address

only to be writ-

ten on this side.

If anything else

is added the

post card will

be destroyed.


[Crown Copyright Reserved.]


 Item 6 - Envelope (stamp and postmark torn off). Handwritten text: 

604807 Pte J, Bates

58 P.O.W. Coy

S86

British Epd Force

France


 Item 7 - Envelope with stamp. Postmarked: 

DROGHEDA

5 45 PM

24 JY

16


 Handwritten address: 

5481 Pte John Bates

2nd Leinster Regt

58 P.O.W. Company

Sect 86

British Epd Force

France


Transcription history
  • April 1, 2018 19:48:30 Craig Duncan

     

    Clockwise from top-right.

    Item 1 - handwritten note:

     

    who is that chap that is

    on the card with you.

    I had to laugh myself.

    Nannies Husband is home.

    faith I gave it to her about

    her stocking, to Mrs Fay

     ...  Nan Ned. Johnnie  ... 

    and bit of green were asking

    for you. Tom & Mollie are

    in the pink they have the

    prettiest child ever you seen

    so I will close now with

    Love from Vera to her Brother

    and the Best of Love from myself

    Your loving wife, Mag


     Item 2 - Handwritten note 

    Mrs. Bates

    Marsh Rd

    Drogheda


    Dear Jack

    Let me know if

    you receive these alright

    Best Love

    Maggie


     Item 3 - Handwritten note 

    Marsh Rd

    Drogheda

    Jan. 10th 19


    My Dear Husband

    I hope you will get

    this alright. Write as

    soon as you can. Best Love

    Mag


    Item 4 - Field Service Post Card. Handwritten address

    Mrs Bates

    March Road

    Drogheda

    Ireland


     Printed: 

    A.F.A. 2042

    114 Gen. No. 5248.


    FIELD SERVICE

    POST CARD.


     Postmark: 

    ARMY POSmissing

    A

    4 MR

    missing


    The address

    only to be writ-

    ten on this side.

    If anything else

    is added the

    post card will

    be destroyed.


    [Crown Copyright Reserved.]


     Item 5 - Field Service Post Card. Handwritten address 

    Mr. Tom Behan

    Marsh Road

    Drogheda

    Co. Louth

    Ireland


     Printed: 

    A.F.A. 2042

    114 Gen. No. 5248.


    FIELD SERVICE

    POST CARD.


     Postmark: 

    ARMY POSTAL OFFICE - 29

    A

    9 NO

    16


    The address

    only to be writ-

    ten on this side.

    If anything else

    is added the

    post card will

    be destroyed.


    [Crown Copyright Reserved.]


     Item 6 - Envelope (stamp and postmark torn off). Handwritten text: 

    604807 Pte J, Bates

    58 P.O.W. Coy

    S86

    British Epd Force

    France


     Item 7 - Envelope with stamp. Postmarked: 

    DROGHEDA

    5 45 PM

    24 JY

    16


     Handwritten address: 

    5481 Pte John Bates

    2nd Leinster Regt

    58 P.O.W. Company

    Sect 86

    British Epd Force

    France


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