A nice little puzzle for a damp Thursday evening……….

What I do know:-

  • A postcard of the Empire Hotel, which was the HQ of the 2/6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters until they moved to Luton on 3rd Feb 1915.
  • The postcard was posted from Epping on the 22nd Feb 1915.
  • The 2/6th Sherwood’s were undergoing a course of entrenching in Epping from 8th to 24th Feb 1915.

Therefore the card mostly likely came from a man of the 2/6th Sherwood’s – agree ?

What I don’t know:-

  • “Cecil House” is/was a old famous house on Wimbledon Common – but I can’t ID Lady Stanl(e)y
  • The message suggests a reasonably well-off young lady – “several of my foals at Liverpool Street [station]”
  • Any chance of an ID on Miss Thompson ?

Could there a link between Miss Thompson and an Officer of the 2/6th (or even other rank)?

But it’s not obvious to me at moment.

Unlikely to find an answer really, but I would like to know more about Cecil House and its occupants in 1914-15.

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