Series 28: Maddigan Collection

Accession Number RC00688.021
Collection number Postcard Collection (Silk Postcards) 10/28/-
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Series
Item count 10
Object type Postcard
Maker Unknown
Place made France
Date made 1914-1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

This series contains a collection of ten postcards sent to members of the Maddigan family during the First World War. Most of the items were sent by brothers, 386 Lance Corporal Walter Thomas 'Wal' Madigan, 1 Battalion and 5876 Private Harold John 'Jack' Maddigan, 17 Battalion. Private Jack Maddigan later died of wounds on 14 May 1918 in France. There were two spellings of the family surname 'Madigan' and 'Maddigan'. The collection comprises silk postcards and floral postcards.