Topic: Hearty Christmas Greetings from New Zealand (1915)

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This World War I New Zealand postcard is from the private collection of Penelope McLeod.

The front of the postcard has the words The men under the Empire's Flags, combined with those under the Standards of our Allies, will fight on till victorious. Hearty Christmas Greetings from New Zealand, Kia Ora Tatou, Ake, Ake, Ake! and the translation Good Luck to you for ever, and ever, and ever! The card is also dated: Xmas 1915, New Year 1916. 

On the left side it features the flags of Great Britain, New Zealand, Australia, India, South Africa and Canada. On the right side are the flags of France, Belgium, Russia, Italy and Servia.

The card has been written to Mrs Woodfield and family and is from Anna Bisson. 

Hearty Christmas Greetings from New Zealand (1915): Front

Anna writes on the back of the card: Dear Mrs Woodfield, Have you heard from your son at the Front - hope he is doing well and also hope you are keeping well. Sincerely yours A Bisson.

The Cenotaph Database lists three men who served during World War I: Charles Thomas John Woodfield, David Thomas Woodfield and Frederick Woodfield. At this stage is is assumed that the Woodfield man is a New Zealander but which one we cannot be sure of. 

Hearty Christmas Greetings from New Zealand (1915): Back

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