Improvised postcard from Gallipoli

Accession Number RC02747
Collection number Postcard Collection (Australian postcards 1914-1918) 2/1/5
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Measurement Overall: 6.6 x 14.2 cm
Object type Philately
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Improvised postcard made from cardboard from a cigarette box. At Gallipoli paper was scarce, so men had to use what they could find in order to write to their loved ones. This Postcard is dated 6 June 1915 to Mrs G Holdway from her son Cecil. Cecil Holdway enlisted on 18 August 1914 and returned to Australia in September 1918.