London, South Kensington
3 July 2005
THE PROPERTY OF THE LATE GUNNER THOMAS H. McCARTHY - ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY
A Farnell 'soldier' mascot teddy bear
with orange glass bead eyes, blonde mohair, swivel head and pin-jointed limbs, wearing a home-made tin helmet and steel sword with leather handle grip and scabbard, 1st World War --3½in. (9cm.) high (some wear and missing ears); two 1st World War Service Medals - British War medal and Victory medal, both inscribed 197170 GNR. T.H. MC CARTHY. R.A. with ribbons; two dog tags; Kitty's silver and enamel R.F.A. sweethearts badge; six embroidered post cards sent from France to Kitty; various photographs including Kitty as a child and young woman, possibly Tom and Kitty walking along the sea front in the 1950s and others; a Britains set of Royal Field Artillery and gun; and a quantity of memorablia relating to their son Robin including his 2nd World War Service medals; birthday cards from his parents; various childhood and wartime photographs
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Tom's Postcards to Kitty from France
Card embroidered To my dear Wife
'18/9/18 - Pri. Tom McCarthy 197170 RGA B.E.F (British Expeditionary Force) France - Dear Kitty, Just a card am going on as well as can be hoping you are going along alright and in good health. All I have to say at present with love and kisses xxxxxxxxxxxx from your truly loving Husband Tom - Cheer up'
Card embroidered 1918 - Souvenir de France'
'22/10/18 - Pr. Tom McCarthy 197170 RGA - 14 Hut BCoy 12 e Camp Boulongue Base B.E.F. France - Dear Kitty, Just a postcard to let you know I am going as well as can be I hope you are alright in yourself and all at Home are alright Well cheer up I dont suppose it will be for long now So bye bye for the present With love & kisse from your truly loving husband Tom xxxxxxxxxxx - hoping you got my letter I sent'
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