From our ‘Family histories’ section: The Whitehead Family: ‘Len To His Mother’: Courtesy of D Price

"The Old House, Sandwich", posted in 1917 by Len Whitehead to his mother in St Mary’s near New Romney. The Old House was situated by the river, but whether Len Whitehead chose the postcard because he was billeted at the Old House is unclear. However, the postcard demonstrates that Sandwich was used for billeting soldiers who were attending firing courses locally.

(See also 72ROM for more information)

72ROM - Les Whitehead postcard (Front & Back)

The transcribed text reads:

Dear Mother, Just a line to let you know I have shifted again. I’m shall only be here for a week or ten days for a course of firing and then going into Canterbury, had fourteen miles to march today. You can send letter to same address as before. Love from Len.

Mrs B Whitehead, Geneva Cottages, St Mary’s, Nr New Romney, Kent

(To see another postcard from the same family see 214ROM)

From the collection of D.Price


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