Brief history of my lost uncle James Healy, item 6

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 Three WW1 Postcards, one printed and two embroidered  


 left hand postcard  

For "King, Queen and country"

 drawing of a British Soldier saying farewell to his mother outside a thatched cottage  


                    To My Truest of Pals

                          "MY MOTHER"


May the LORD watch for ever between me and thee.

When we are absent one from the other 

Are the words that I send with heart full of love,

To the best of dear pals, MY MOTHER.


For King, Queen and Country we' re fighting,

"Honour and Right" is our watchword true;

Tho' "Might" at first seemed to hold the sway,

Naught shall conquer the Red, White and Blue.


'Twas many months since that I left my loved home,

To answer old England's cry;

The parting was hard, and tho' she tried to be brave,

There was a tear in my dear mother' s eye.


"God bless you" said she, "God bless her," say I,

For of mothers no man had a better;

And while I'm in England or when out at the Front

She knows I shall never forget her.


So, cheer up, dear mother, my truest of pals,

Tho' at parting your heart may feel sore,

We will all look forward with hearts full of hope

To true happiness when peace comes once more.


From Jem at Pirbright Camp Surrey England

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 middle embroidered postcard  

A white embossed border card mount with the flags of France and Union Jack of Great Britain entwined and garlanded with roses embroidered, all on a white background.


To my dear Mother embroidered in blue around the flags



_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

 embroidered postcard on right  

A white embossed border card mount with the flags of France and Union Jack of Great Britain entwined and garlanded with greenery, all embroidered on a white background.

below is:

UNITED FOR LIBERTY embroidered in yellow

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 Three WW1 Postcards, one printed and two embroidered  


 left hand postcard  

For "King, Queen and country"

 drawing of a British Soldier saying farewell to his mother outside a thatched cottage  


                    To My Truest of Pals

                          "MY MOTHER"


May the LORD watch for ever between me and thee.

When we are absent one from the other 

Are the words that I send with heart full of love,

To the best of dear pals, MY MOTHER.


For King, Queen and Country we' re fighting,

"Honour and Right" is our watchword true;

Tho' "Might" at first seemed to hold the sway,

Naught shall conquer the Red, White and Blue.


'Twas many months since that I left my loved home,

To answer old England's cry;

The parting was hard, and tho' she tried to be brave,

There was a tear in my dear mother' s eye.


"God bless you" said she, "God bless her," say I,

For of mothers no man had a better;

And while I'm in England or when out at the Front

She knows I shall never forget her.


So, cheer up, dear mother, my truest of pals,

Tho' at parting your heart may feel sore,

We will all look forward with hearts full of hope

To true happiness when peace comes once more.


From Jem at Pirbright Camp Surrey England

_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

 middle embroidered postcard  

A white embossed border card mount with the flags of France and Union Jack of Great Britain entwined and garlanded with roses embroidered, all on a white background.


To my dear Mother embroidered in blue around the flags



_______________________________________________________________________________________________________

 embroidered postcard on right  

A white embossed border card mount with the flags of France and Union Jack of Great Britain entwined and garlanded with greenery, all embroidered on a white background.

below is:

UNITED FOR LIBERTY embroidered in yellow


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  • December 15, 2018 09:49:27 Stella Watkin

     Three WW1 Postcards, one printed and two embroidered  


     left hand postcard  

    For "King, Queen and country"

     drawing of a British Soldier saying farewell to his mother outside a thatched cottage  


                        To My Truest of Pals

                              "MY MOTHER"


    May the LORD watch for ever between me and thee.

    When we are absent one from the other 

    Are the words that I send with heart full of love,

    To the best of dear pals, MY MOTHER.


    For King, Queen and Country we' re fighting,

    "Honour and Right" is our watchword true;

    Tho' "Might" at first seemed to hold the sway,

    Naught shall conquer the Red, White and Blue.


    'Twas many months since that I left my loved home,

    To answer old England's cry;

    The parting was hard, and tho' she tried to be brave,

    There was a tear in my dear mother' s eye.


    "God bless you" said she, "God bless her," say I,

    For of mothers no man had a better;

    And while I'm in England or when out at the Front

    She knows I shall never forget her.


    So, cheer up, dear mother, my truest of pals,

    Tho' at parting your heart may feel sore,

    We will all look forward with hearts full of hope

    To true happiness when peace comes once more.


    From Jem at Pirbright Camp Surrey England

    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

     middle embroidered postcard  

    A white embossed border card mount with the flags of France and Union Jack of Great Britain entwined and garlanded with roses embroidered, all on a white background.


    To my dear Mother embroidered in blue around the flags



    _______________________________________________________________________________________________________

     embroidered postcard on right  

    A white embossed border card mount with the flags of France and Union Jack of Great Britain entwined and garlanded with greenery, all embroidered on a white background.

    below is:

    UNITED FOR LIBERTY embroidered in yellow

  • November 28, 2018 11:42:48 Vasiliki Vasileiadou

    "King, Queen and country"


    Ty My Truest of Pals

    "MY MOTHER"


    May the LORD watch for ever between me and thee.

    When we are absent one from the other 

    Are the words that I send with heart full of love,

    To the best of dear pals, MY MOTHER.


    For King, Queen and Country we' re fighting,

    "Honour and Right" is our watchword true ;

    Tho "Might" at first seemed to hold the sway,

    Naught shall conquer the Red, White and Blue.


    Twas many months since that I left my loved home,

    To answer old England's cry ;

    The parting was hard, and tho she tried to be brave,

    There was a tear in my dear mother' s eye.


    "God bless you" said she, "God bless her," say I,

    For of mothers no man had a better ;

    And while I, m in England or when out at the Front

    She knows I shall never forget her.


    So, cheer up, dear mother, my truest of pals,

    Tho' at parting your heart may feel sore,

    We will all look forward with hearts full of hope

    To true happiness when peace comes once more.



  • November 28, 2018 11:22:32 Vasiliki Vasileiadou

    "King, Queen and country"


    Ty My Truest of Pals

    "MY MOTHER"


    May the LORD watch for ever between me and thee.

    When we are absent one from the other 

    Are the words that I send with heart full of love,

    To the best of dear pals, MY MOTHER.


    For King, Queen and Country we' re fighting,

    "Honour and Right" is our watchword true ;

    Tho "Might" at first seemed to hold the sway,

    Naught shall conquer the Red, White and Blue.


    Twas many months since that I left my loved home,

    To answer old England's cry ;

    The parting was hard, and tho she tried to be brave,

    There was a tear in my dear mother' s eye.


    "God bless you" said she, "God bless her," say I,

    For of mothers no man had a better ;

    And while I, m in England or when out at the Front

    She knows I shall never forget her.


    So, cheer up, dear mother, my truest of pals,

    Tho' at parting your heart may feel sore,

    We will all look forward with hearts full of hope

    To true happiness when peace comes once more.



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    Pirbright, Surrey, England

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    SOMME, FRANCE

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Contributor
James Healy
License
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1914 – 1918
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