Name/TitlePostcard, World War One
About this objectPostcard; a Christmas card from Private Alexander Collie to his maternal Aunt Clare Dixon (nee Burgess) sent while he was serving in France.
The card reads:
Oct 7 th
Just a few lines to let you know that I am still doing well. The good weather we were enjoying for the past few weeks has disappeared and we are getting colder weather now with a bit of rain and today it is feeling very wintry so I guess the good weather has gone by for this year. I am pleased that Forrie is doing so well with the (chaff) cutter but I suppose he will have trouble getting men to work it. How does Dick like Camp life? I suppose he will have about a hundred and one girls in Wgnt when he leaves. Well I trust you are all quite well as I am at present.
From your loving Nephew Alex.
This is better than writing letters
Place MadeEurope, France
Medium and Materialsprocessed material, paper
Inscription and MarksEmbroidered on front: 'Happy Xmas'
Printed on reverse: Fabrication francaise, vise Paris'.
Measurementsh 88mm x w 138mm
Subject and Association Keywordsmilitary/world war one
Credit LineFrom the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.