Embroidered Christmas postcard sent to Ada Manley by Private Holland Leckie Chrismas, 15 December 1916
The message inside reads: 'To My Darling Sweetheart May every joy attend you this Xmas With fondest love and kisses From one only Absent in Person Your only Boy Holly'.
Holland Leckie Chrismas joined the Army in 1904 and initially served in the 1st Royal Dragoons, arriving in France in October 1914. In September 1917 he was commissioned from the ranks as a second lieutenant in the King's Shropshire Light Infantry and attached to the Machine Gun Corps.
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