WW1 (on active service) postcard TURNER

Posted 19 Jan 1918

OAS On Active Service

Passed by Censor No2091

Mrs Claude Turner

14 Bolton Road

Haywards Heath


Sat Jan 16 /1918

Dear Mrs Turner

At last I’m going to thank you for your tales of New Years greetings ahem! I must call you …… or even Doris will never forgive me and you don’t mind do you! I had been looking for a special card to send you but can’t get hold of one….. …… This reminded one of Ma talking to the bird ….. “yes yes ?be?” so happy you all like it. Tell Doris this dress what you can see of it! Reminds me of her wet grey ball dress ahem! How’s your ….?Must dash. Hope you are better. Yours …. MRB

Also written on the card is:

J Williamson

Sorry I can’t get Claude to censor this!

Beautiful memorial cards, TOOLEY – 1917, 1918 – Northamptonshire


who died 16 October 1917 aged 66

Interred Lowick Churchyard, Mon 22 Oct 1917


Agnes Augusta TOOLEY

who died 16 January 1918 aged 63

Interred in Lowick Churchyard

Mr and Mrs TOOLEY died within just 3 months of each other. How sad this must have been for their family!

I managed to find John and Agnes TOOLEY straightaway on the 1911 census at Lowick Lodge Farm, Lowick (8 rooms). John was a farmer, he had been married to Agnes Augusta for 32 years and they had 9 children, 7 surviving.

Children living with them:

Charles Heneage TOOLEY, 24, farmworker

Edwin Harry TOOLEY, 21, farmworker

Agnes Augusta TOOLEY, 19, dairy worker

Frederick Ernest TOOLEY, 17, farmworker

Mary Louise TOOLEY, 16, dairy and house work

Along with John’s nephew, Raymond Frederick William JOHNSON, 18, wheelwright.

In the 1901 census, John was a clerk of works on the estate and the 1901 census also revealed their older children:

Susan E TOOLEY, 21, post office clerk; and

John W TOOLEY, 19, Droper’s Assistant

This is the Lowick in Northamptonshire (not to be confused with other Lowicks in England.

There must be some descendants out there who would like these cards? Let’s get them sent home

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World War 1 Medal – Sgt R Rhodes, Army Service Corps

War MedalAbove all other things, finding war medals makes me feel sad. Here we have the First World War medal awarded to Sgt R Rhodes S/4 128210 of the Army Service Corps (ASC).

I have found his medal card, which tells us that his name was Robert.

Robert Rhodes

Sergeant Robert Rhodes fought for our country – let’s try to get his medal back home to his family.