Treasure Chest Thursday is a daily blogging prompt used by many genealogy bloggers to help them tell stories of their ancestors..
Postcards from Flanders, sent by my grandfather William Danson to his family back home, are the most prized items in my collection of family memorabilia. They were kept in a shoebox in the cupboard by the fire in my grandfather's house and it was a treat as a child to be allowed to look through them.
They are made more poignant by the pencilled messages from William to his wife Alice and children Edith, Kathleen, Harry and baby Billy.
Message: 7 Feb. 1918. Dear Alice, received your letter all right. I have landed back at the Batt and am in the pink. I have had a letter from Jennie and am glad they have heard from Tom. Your loving husband, Billy XXX
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