The Wood Family in the Great War

This is the story of the Wood Family during WW1.

One again we have acquired, on two different occasions, two postcards addressed to the same woman, Mrs S Wood. Both cards have been sent from France two months apart and are from Sgt R.E. Burchell.

1. A series of censored postcards from Sgt Burchett to Mrs Wood

This postcard is part of a series of correspondence (see also 145RAM below.) In this card, Sgt Burchett is expressing his frustration that he is still waiting to come home. The card was sent 4th March 1919

Sergt. R Burchett's Postcard (Front & Back)

The transcribed text reads:

"Dear Sadie, Just a line hoping you are keeping quite well and fit. No word of getting away yet, but will do someday I suppose. Hope johnnee is well and going along A.I. Yours Best Sergt. R Burchett"

‘Mrs J Wood, 56 Margate Road, Ramsgate, Kent’

This second card is also from Sgt Burchett who was still away, a reminder that the soldiers were still stationed abroad after the Armistice on 11th November 1918. We believe that Sgt Burchell was part of the Army of Occupation in Germany. This card was sent 9th May 1919

Mrs Wood (Postcard) (Front & Back)

The transcribed text reads:

"yours received will be writing later. Hope all are well and how is John is he demobbed yet. yours Bob. R.E Burchett. Sgt."

‘Mrs J Wood, 56 Margate Road, Ramsgate, Kent’

Courtesy of D Price