1916 WW1 censored postcard UK soldier Western Forces Cairo Egypt
Postcard of Kasr-el-Nil Bridge Cairo, with message on back from soldier stationed at Talbot Block military barracks at Abbasia (Cairo).
Talbot Block Abbasia
I have been expecting a letter from you, and been wondering how you are all getting on. Glad to say am keeping very fit and well, & expect the same may be said of you and yours….
Circular cancellation ‘ARMY POST OFF--- A 7 NO. 16 S Z 6’ and red triangular censor stamp ‘PASSED BY CENSOR NO. 3699’. Handwritten “On Active Service”. Mailed to Havre France.
The Western Frontier Force was raised from British Empire troops during the Senussi Campaign from November 1915 to February 1917, under the command of the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF). Orders for the formation of the force were issued on 20 November 1915, under Major-General Alexander Wallace, C.B. The force concentrated at Mersa Matruh on the coast and began operations against the Senussi in late 1915.