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Predicate Object Unknown 2007-01-26T00:00:00.000Z 1 2020-12-21T09:06:17.421Z 70 Christmas/wars crafts/wars casualties/wars letters home/wars embroidered postcard sent by 25/1840 Rifleman Frank Silk Whitaker, NZ Rifle Brigade, kia, Passchendaele 12.10.1917 “25/1840 Rifleman F.S.Whitaker Somewhere in France My dear Son, I am sending you this Christmas Card for I think you ort to get it about then. The last one you remember Your old dad was in May Morn camp so this is another one. Your old dad is a way from you & Mum but Sonie I hope you have a good time but dont forget your Dad somewhere in France & my dear boy if they let me stay where I am I will be all right, for I am a good way from the Trenches but we will have frost & Snow over hear & it will be very hot in old Auckland. Now goodbye my dear boy wishing you & Mum & baby a Merry Christmas I remain your loving Father F.S.W.” embroidered postcard, sent by 25/1840 Rifleman Frank Silk Whitaker to his son during WW1 : 'Merry Christmas' [1916] floral pattern embossed card surround; embroidered insert with British red ensign flag, holly sprigs and mistletoe; printed verso as postcard makers name printed verso: "Paul Heckscher, Paris" handwritten message in ink: "My dear Son" from 25/1840 Rifleman FS Whitaker, nd [1916] postcard, silk
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