11TH OCT. 1915: ‘IF YOU KEEP THIS CARD & I SEE IT AGAIN . . .’

Bertie in UniformPte BERTIE HIBBETT. Convalescent Camp  Rouen: POSTCARD of Rouen Cathedral to IDA NEAL HIBBETT, Foden Road, Walsall,  Staffs. England (1).

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11th October 1915   O.H.M.S.

ROUEN CATHEDRAL Visited by Pte bertie Hibbett possibly on 8th Oct. 1915.
ROUEN CATHEDRAL Visited by Pte Bertie Hibbett on 8th Oct. 1915.

If you keep this card  & I see it again I shall always remember the prominent flags of the Allies over the altar in this Cathedral.     I was expecting a letter from you this morning & three times my name was called but they were from Auntie Molly*(2) & a parcel of choc from Miss Foster*Never mind.

I am in the pink but you would not think me handsome to come Home at present, I am blotchy with spots.  Face cream is out of the question.

Bertie.

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ELIZABETH HIBBETT WEBB
ELIZABETH HIBBETT WEBB

(1) This Postcard (& the one sent to Basil the same day) is carefully written in ink to mark the last posts Bertie would send from Rouen. Both are censored/dated 13th Oct. renewal of Battle of Loos/ Hohenzolllern Redoubt.  (2) Auntie Molly. Not yet traced. 

NEXT POST: 11th Oct. 1915. Tasting French Cookery before the Fray.

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