A Christmas Greeting, 1914
A Christmas card sent from Alf to his Auntie Maggie, ‘En route to England for the European War’ in December 1914.
A common belief at the time was that the war would be ‘over by Christmas’ but, of course, it was to grind on relentlessly until an Armistice was declared on 11 November 1918.
Alfred Robert Cassidy (‘Alf’) served with the 1st Australian Infantry Battalion and was killed in action on 9 April 1917 in France, aged 24 years.
The little Christmas card, measuring 12cm by 8cm, was lovingly preserved by his aunt Margaret Jeffery (‘Maggie’) of Five Dock and was amongst material donated to Local Studies recently.
Posted on December 8, 2014, in Five Dock, More than just a name and tagged Canada bay Connections, Christmas cards, City of Canada Bay, First World War, More than just a name, World War I. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.