Postcard written by Private Bill (William) Nairn to his sister, Sarah Jackson, featuring a group portrait of Bill's 'hut mates' around 1917-1918, during World War I. It was likely taken in England, possibly in the Codford, Wiltshire, area, where a large Australian and New Zealand army camp was located and from where he sent other postcards. Bill is probably the tall soldier standing on the left in the back row. (He was 5'11" - relatively tall for this time.) He was killed in the trenches of France on 4 July 1918.

Bill mentions receiving a parcel of biscuits from his wife Eileen's mother and sister - 'a bit of a luxury' - and asks his sister Sarah to pray for him.

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Postcard featuring a black and white portrait of 22 uniformed Australian soldiers in four informal rows, in front of two tin sheds. The soldiers' uniforms include slouch hats and puttees. The reverse of the postcard has extensive hand-writing over a printed postcard format.

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