I have tried to add this information to the previous posts regarding Pte. James Wishart but have managed to make a mess of it, so I'm starting afresh! I have given up trying to add pictures for the moment but the p
pencil messages on the cards would not be picked up anyway. The card was sent by James to his mother ,Mrs Jas. Wishart 335, Easter Rd., Leith.
Postcard 1; Written on 4th Oct. 1915.
It has a Parchim town postmark , dated 20 th Oct. Three nice censor cachets a) 2-line "Reservelazarett V11 Hamburg-Fuhisbuttel"
single circle "Kommandantur des Kriegsgefangenenlager Parchim" ( with crest in centre).
c) boxed "Gepruft F.a"
London receiving cancellation dated 28th Oct.
Just a few lines to say received Agnes letter, your p.c. & Aunt Marys p.c. also Aunt Marys two parcels dated 30th August, 13th.September. I am always improving & manage to get up for a couple of hours every day on crutches. I also received Nellie Watts parcel & p.c. You might thank them all for me. I hope this will find you all well at home also Auntty Mary and Aunt J.L. I received a letter from Uncle Wm. & I will write him a p.c. next week. They are all well in Canada, have you had a photo of James. I had one sent and he looks lovely, so fat & just like the photo of me when I was his age. I have not received the cigarettes Mrs Lindsay says she sent yet. All the news at presentwith kind love to Agnes & you & all friends
I am your loving son
Postcard 2: Written on 12thOct 1915
Same censor marks as above and arrived in London also on 28th October.
Just a line to say I received your parcel from Much...( cannot read this word) the one from Leith dated 27th September.I also received a parcel I think its from Jennie Wishart, Claremont St. You might thank her for me. I enjoyed your parcel very much especially the potted meat and sardines.I am getting on A.1.and I get up everyday now & knock around on crutches. I was weighed again today & I have gained 3 lbs. not bad. I hope this will find you all in good health also Aunty Mary, remember me to Aunt J.L. & Mrs Clark. I have not received Mrs Lindsay's cigarettes yet. I can't write Uncle Wm. so please tell him I didn't get the photos he sent to France for me.How is Robert getting on, he has not wrote me yet. remember me to all enquiring friends. With kind love to all
I remain your loving son