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Thomas Williams, born in Penmachno in 1886, was working as a tailor in Colwyn Bay when the First World War broke out. Tom enlisted in the Liverpool Scottish Regiment on 21 November 1915 and left for France on 9 April 1916. He was injured in the foot in August 1916 and sent back to England for treatment. This postcard was sent to Tom’s sister, Kate, from Burry Old Road Camp, Heaton Park, Manchester on 25 October 1916. The caption on the postcard reads “Somme Push. Huns carry in wounded Frenchmen”. The message reads ‘Annwyl Oll, Yma fel convalescent. Lle da iawn. Llythyr yn fuan. Tom’ (“Dear All, Here for convalescence. Very good place. Letter soon. Tom”).

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