Postcards relating to Percy George Rupert Parkes, 1915-c. 1919

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Accession Number AWM2018.785.31
Collection number PR85/195
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 45
Object type Postcard
Physical description 45 Image/s captured
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia, Belgium, Ceylon, Egypt, France, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1915-1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Postcards relating to the First World War service of Captain Percy George Rupert Parkes, 23rd Infantry Battalion, 1915-c. 1919

These blank postcards collected by Percy George Rupert Parkes provide a visual insight of the various locations he visited during his active service overseas. They correspond to specific events he experienced such as a stopover at Colombo during his voyage to Egypt, dinner with officers of the 23rd Infantry Battalion at Shepheard's Hotel in Cairo just prior to departing for Gallipoli, and his convalescence at Alexandria after contracting paratyphoid and enteritis. The postcards also reflect his movements on the Western Front in France and Belgium, his secondment to the British Army at Cambridge, and include additional mementoes in the form of post-war photographic postcards of captured German field artillery.

This file contains:

Postcard of a 'bullock hackery' or cow coach, Colombo, Ceylon [Sri Lanka], [c. 25-26 May 1915];
Postcard of 'Shepheard's Hotel', Cairo, Egypt, [c. 1915-1916];
Postcard of the 'Gates of the Citadel', Cairo, Egypt, [c. 1915-1916];
Postcard of the 'Column of Karthum', Alexandria, Egypt, [c. 1915-1916];
Postcard of the 'Monument to Mohamed Aly', Alexandria, Egypt, [1915-1916];
Postcard of the 'Procession of the Holy Carpet', Alexandria, Egypt, [c. 1915-1916];
Postcard of the 'Public Garden', Alexandria, Egypt, [c. 1915-1916];
Postcard of 'Rue d'Harponville', Warloy-Baillon, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'Rue d'Henecourt', Warloy-Baillon, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'Rue de Baillon', Warloy-Baillon, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'Rue Saint-Gilles, Abbeville, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'Promenade de Canal', Abbeville, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'Vue generale prise du beffroi', Amiens, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'Cathedrale - Vue prise du Pont d'Aval', Amiens, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'Place Gambetta', Amiens, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'Rue des 3 Cailloux', Amiens, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'Le Marche sur l'eau', Amiens, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'The great place before the bombardment and after', Ypres, Belgium [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'The Castle after the bombardment', Tilloloy, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'Depot of artillery ammunitions - Loading ammunitions', Somme, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'The Cathedral - Protection works', Amiens, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'The Choir of the Church after the bombardment', Arvillers, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'The Castle and the Farm after the bombardment', Hem, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of the 'Centre of the Village after the bombardment', Lihons, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'Ruins in the village of Curlu', Somme, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'The Ruins of the Mill of Fargny, near Curlu', Somme, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'The remains of the mill of Fargny, near Curlu', Somme, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'The bombarded castle and German trenches retaken', Maucourt, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'German obuses explosing; on the foreground, battery of 75', Dempierre, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'Gun of 194 on the railway', Somme, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'A view of German defences', Curlu Hem, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'Placing an underground telephonic line', Cappy, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'Dempierre - Ruins after the bombardment', Somme, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'The Church after the bombardment', Marquivillers, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'Apsis of the Church after the bombardment', Arvillers, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'The Church after the bombardment', Lihons, France, [c. 1916];
Postcard of 'The [Bishop's] Palace', Ely, England, [c. 1917-1919];
Postcard of a German 15 cm Kanone 16 heavy field gun captured by the 45th Infantry Battalion, Australia, [date unknown];
Postcard of captured German field artillery, Australia, [date unknown];
Postcard of German field artillery captured by the 45th Infantry Battalion, Australia, [date unknown];
Postcard of German field artillery captured by [indecipherable] Infantry Battalion, Australia, [date unknown];
Postcard of German field artillery captured by the 2nd Australian Division, Australia, [date unknown];
Postcard of German field artillery captured by the 23rd Infantry Battalion, Australia, [date unknown];
Postcard of a German 21 cm Morser 10 howitzer captured by the 60th Infantry Battalion, Australia, [date unknown]; and
Calico wallet containing postcards [date unknown].