This is a postcard from Ed Butcher to his mother dated 6th January 1916 and including a censor stamp on the reverse.

143FLK - Mrs E. Butcher (Postcard) (Front & Back) 2

The transcribed text reads:

‘Dearest Mum Arrived across, “ All can do” very rough Love and wishes to all Your affectionate son Edd.’

It could be that the Butcher family had devised a code to circumnavigate the censor whereby Edd was communicating his destination in the “All can do” phrase.

Courtesy of D Price


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