Postcards, Doug Story WWI Collection; Unknown photographer; 1917; WY.2000.12.31


Postcards, Doug Story WWI Collection

About this object

This is a collection of twelve World War One postcards dated to 1917 which belonged to Robert Douglas (Doug) Story of Venlaw Station Mimihau. Doug served in the Medical Corp from 1916, and was wounded twice.

The inscriptions on the reverse of the postcards:

'Dear Sug (?)

Thought these snaps which are only just out might be of interest as you were in the Messines show.

How are you keeping old man? Mind you look after yourself in the winter as after being gassed one seems to be always with a cold - I got a mouth full up at Ypres and it is still hanging on, although we are having lovely warm weather and the country is a picture all about here. Was very sorry not being able to see you when in England but hope it will not be long before this beastly old war is over and we can all go back to sensible employment.
Again Burton'

On the reverse of the postcard with the Generals inspecting the troops in written:

'General Russell with fern leaf on his arm - General Godley with red and white band on arm - typical of him he was nearly chocked once with a fly going down his throat -
on esheme(?) left of pichine (?) is General Plimmer and behind him with face only showing is Capt Tahau Rhodes.'

On the reverse of the postcard with a group of soldiers, one with arm in sling:

'Can you see any of your old pals among these?'


Unknown photographer

Maker Role


Date Made




Place Made

Europe, Western Front

Medium and Materials

organic, processed material, vegetal, paper, card


h 85 mm x w 135 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Communication (including Diaries and Letters)

Subject and Association Keywords

Events and Parades

Subject and Association Keywords


Subject and Association Keywords

Military - World War One

Subject and Association Keywords

People and Families (including births, weddings, deaths)

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