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Postcards home

During his service with the Army Service Corps (A.S.C.) during World War One Eddie sent post cards home to his auntie Annie Costain at Ballakilpheric. Sadly the words are not all readable on the reverse, but here they are with our best readings.....




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Miss A Costain,
Ballakilpheric,
Nr Colby,
Isle of Man

27/5/16

Hope you.... this week all eights.... add to your collection




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Miss A Costain,
Ballakilpheric,
Colby,
Isle of Man

What do you think of this card? It's very good I think.How did mother enjoy her holiday? Are you long back from Glen Mona (Allan: location not clear). Eddie




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Miss A Costain,
Ballakilpheric,
Nr Colby,
Isle of Man

16/6/16

I took a fancy to this card in the shop ... the other ... have got a .... am trying to.... had the time to ... but it may not be so long.... a cake... gets one....




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Miss and Missus Costain

From the .... people .... very nice card (Allan:?) like this... I will try to get you some ..... or ..... for a...... Eddie




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Postcard from France.

Miss & Mrs Costain,
Ballakilpheric,
Colby
Isle of Man

with best wishes for merry Xmas and a happy new year ... Eddie 18/12/17 pte Kissack




And this card is from brother George. Not sure how it got into the collection but suspect that Eddie made contact with his brother and sent this home.

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-No address

.... a wee card from France to wish you all the old old wish a very merry xmas and a happy year, and trust you are all in excellent health to enjoy same. Good luck and ...ings from George

(Sadly Geroge was later killed at Vimy, France)




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Miss & Mrs Costain,
Ballakilpheric,
Colby
Isle of Man

Wishing you both a very happy Xmas a bright new year with best wishes from Eddie




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Mrs A Costain,
Ballakilpheric,
Colby
Isle of Man

My dear Missus, I have been waiting for a large envelope else you would have received this card for your birthday but better late than never. We all hope you will see a good many more, keeping ........

PS I bought this one.......




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Blank card - says Happy Birthday on the front, but this appears to have been deliberately removed (?)




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Blank Card