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Object of the Month

Our ‘Object of the month’ for December is a postcard sent from Ruhleben Prisoner of War Camp in Germany, especially created to send Best Wishes for Christmas 1916; it was sent by Frederick George Ellen, who was a cousin of Sergeant Frank Taylor of 2nd/4th Bn, Wiltshire Regiment. This card was sent to a Miss Taylor of Eastbourne House, Devizes in Wiltshire, so there is a good chance that the sender was a soldier in one of the Battalions of the Wiltshire Regiment which served on the Western Front in France or Belgium.