Day 6 of the 11-day Military Challenge
My grandfather John M. Dever was a Signaller during WWI and he came home to Montreal with a few souvenirs from his time in overseas.
I have often wondered about the artist and the subject but I have not had any success finding information about either.
If you have any suggestions I would love to hear them!
Postcard in German –
A post to the Genealogy Translations Facebook group gave me some answers –
“Out of Love” is the front of the postcard
?hausen, June 1, 1918.
Dear brother, it is in very good health that I take the quill to write you a postcard. I’m quite fine and hope that the same is true for you. Mother sent you a postcard, too, on May 31.”
The address was a little more difficult, so with possible errors –“Kasimir Gollensteiner”, (Fussersatzabteilung, 2.Batterie), can’t read the third line. Fourth line says “Deutsche Feldpost”, German military mail.
Poster – Another interesting item he returned home with is this poster which he wrote on the back “I took this off of a wall of a room in a chateau in Tilloy a few days before we captured Cambrai.”
Google translate tells me the poster reads
The enemy is listening! Caution on the phone!
I am grateful to have these items of my grandfather’s.