Topic: World War One Postcard (1916) from Cedric Graham

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Cedric Graham wrote this postcard to his sister in New Zealand in June of 1916, just prior to boarding a train to the front line in France. He was killed in action just three months later whilst leading his men "over the top" near the French town of Flers.

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Cedric Kenny Onslow Graham was born in Hamilton on the 21st December 1889, the 10th child of parents William Australia Graham and Alice Graham. He died leading his men "over the top" near the French town of Flers on 16 September 1916. 

France on active service

June 16, 1916

Dear Hilda

Sorry I have not been able to write you a few lines before I leave for the line by the afternoon train today but I trust this rather rough p.c of myself will do instead. It was taken in this base depot camp a couple of days after my arrival so you will observe that I am in topping health and spirits. I have tons of confidence & am sure of returning in good time to good old N.Z. Hope all is well with you, all is very well with me. Your loving brother. Cedric K Graham.

Post Card from Cedric Graham. 1916..

This postcard is part of a document assembled by family member Roly Hume on the life of Cedric Graham. Roly gave a copy of this to Tauranga City Libraries in 2012.

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A version of this article was archived in August 2016 at Perma CC https://perma.cc/TB3J-JEQW.

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World War One Postcard (1916) from Cedric Graham


Year:1916
First Names:Cedric
Last Name:Graham
Date of Birth:1889
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World War One Postcard (1916) from Cedric Graham by Tauranga City Libraries Staff - HC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 3.0 New Zealand License