Bluebell Wood reunites First World War soldier's family with wartime memento

Bluebell Wood reunites First World War soldier's family with wartime memento

By Gareth Dennison | 24/12/2019

Bluebell Wood reunites First World War soldier's family with wartime memento
Tom’s great niece Kate with the postcard

A SOLDIER’S First World War postcard is back with his family a century later — thanks to Bluebell Wood.

The children’s hospice appealed for help finding relatives after it was donated to one of its charity shops.

The postcard — signed only as “Tom” — has now been passed on to his great niece Kate Bayburt, who was taken aback by the discovery.

Bluebell Wood head of communications Madeleine Oldale said: “When we discovered the postcard, we felt it was only right to try and reunite it with a member of Thomas’ family so we were delighted when Kate came forward.

“We’d like to thank everyone who shared our appeal and kindly researched the postcard for us; thanks to your help it’s back with his family who will no doubt treasure it for years to come.”

The mystery solider was a Thomas Henry Temprell, from Sheffield, who died in 1916 at just 19. He is buried in the Salonika Military Cemetery in Greece.
 




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