Name/TitleEmbroidered Postcard (WWI)
About this objectBeautiful hand embroidered postcards were very popular with servicemen on duty in France. The delicately embroidered cards, crafted by French and Belgian women refugees, were sent back home to loved ones and became treasured mementos from “the boys over there”. Finished embroidered strips were sent to factories for cutting and mounting on postcards.
Recipients of several of these postcards were members of the family of William Henry Mills of Waimate. Mr Mills served in World War One with “A” Company of the NZ Rifle Brigade in the 16th reinforcements, mainly in France and Belgium.
On the back of this postcard is written:
'Somewhere in France, Dec 1916. To my dear wife, wishing you many happy returns of your birthday, with love from - Will x'
Subject and Association KeywordsWWI
Credit LineMills family collection