Border Regiment "Tommy`s Message".

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Border Regiment "Tommy`s Message".

Postby yorkie » Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:27 am

Hi I am not sure if this is the right place to post this item, or even if there is any interest in this type of Ephemera which I collect.
The following scan is a Poem written by Sergeant H. Smith of the Border Regiment, it states Sergeant Smith was wounded at Hooge in 1915".
The Poem is in the form of a larger than most postcard measuring 18cm x 10.5cm and is like an open letter of thanks from Tommy at the front
to the Boy`s & Girls making the amunition and shells etc for the artillery.
I just thought it may be of interest because of the Border Regiment association. regards Andy,
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Re: Border Regiment "Tommy`s Message".

Postby plbramham » Thu Feb 02, 2012 12:16 pm

Hi, I have seen a transcript of this poem in a book somewhere, but it was not attributed by name or regiment.
I think a lot of people are interested in this stuff. I find that documents, letters etc. give a more personal side of the history , than collecting badges, medals etc. Documents written at the time can give a more accurate perspective of things than later writings, as long as you look beyond the jingoistic ,or "product of the Raj" public school nature of some memoirs, especially when written by officers, which is why I prefer the rarer recollections of other ranks. Paul
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Re: Border Regiment "Tommy`s Message".

Postby CockneyTone » Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:35 am


not seen this before, thanks for sharing it with us,
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