WW1 1916/17 Canadian 95th Infantry Batt. patriotic postcard (UK)

$42.00 USD

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Humorous image of German cavalryman retreating at high speed, saying THE 95th CANADIANS are at it again'. His helmet is falling off and there are bursting shells in sky.

Message on back:

Dear Chrissie,
I have not received any letters up to present am very anxious to receive one from you. Hope you are getting on alright. I am feeling feeling fine and dandy.
So good bye give my best love to all.
From your darling sweetheart,
Fred xxx

Published by SOLOMON BROTHERS, LTD. Graphic House, New North Road, London.'

Series No. 1006

Some small corner scuffs on front. On back LL corner has scrape, LR corner crease. Light smudges. Small toning spots on back.

 

The 95th Battalion, CEF, was an infantry battalion of the Great War Canadian Expeditionary Force. The 95th Battalion was authorized on 22 December 1915 and embarked for Britain on 31 May 1916, where it provided reinforcements for the Canadian Corps in the field until 24 January 1917, when its personnel were absorbed by the 5th Reserve Battalion, CEF. The battalion disbanded on 17 July 1917.

The 95th Battalion recruited in, and was mobilized at, Toronto, Ontario. The Battalion was commanded by Lt.-Col. R.K. Barker from 2 June 1916 to 22 December 1916. It was awarded the battle honour THE GREAT WAR 1916–17. Now perpetuated by The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada

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Solomon Brothers, Ltd.    1911-1918

London, England

A large publisher of black & white and tinted halftone postcards. They produced a large series of view-cards under the Sun-Rays Series name. Greeting cards and artist signed cards were also produced, and during the First World War patriotic cards became their staple. In addition they published real photo cards shot in a studio with captions added.

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