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Title "Far from you but thinking of you", from Alister (Alex) Ross, serving in France, to his sister Belle Ross, Timaru
Scope & Content A silk embroidered postcard, bearing the message "Far from you but thinking of you", from Alister (Alex) Ross, serving in France, to his sister Belle Ross at Washdyke, Timaru, dated 11 August 1918.

Alex sent the card to mark Belle's birthday. Included in the silk pocket at the front of the card was a small square of paper containing plant matter (heather flower?) labelled "Gathered near Donald Ross's birth place".

From a Ross family album largely consisting of postcards collected by Alister (Alex) Ross while training in England or serving in France during World War One.
Object Name Postcard
Creator Ross, Alister (Alex)
Date 11/08/1918
People Ross, Alister (Alex)
Ross, Belle
Subjects War
World War One
Soldiers
Letters
Postcards
Catalogue Number L2014/021.11