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Embroidered postcard sent from Private Holland Chrismas, to Ada Manley, 1916

Holland 'Holly' Chrismas (1890-1964) served in France with the 9th (Queen's Royal) Lancers and the 1st (Royal) Dragoons during World War One (1914-1918). Like many soldiers serving on the Western Front, Holly regularly sent postcards to his sweetheart, Ada Manley. They were often intricately embroidered or conveyed romantic themes like beautiful women and flowers.

From a collection of postcards sent to Ada Manley from Pte Holland Leckie Chrismas of the Machine Gun Corps during World War One.

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NAM. 2002-10-9-1


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