Postcard with image of a portrait photograph of two Australian servicemen. The postcard has a note 'with best love from Park House' suggesting that the image was taken there. Park House was a depot for the AIF, housing training battalions as well as engineers and signallers, its Army Service Corps and Army Medical Corps.
The men in the image are possibly of one or both of William Ferris's two sons who served during WWI, William James George Ferris (Service No: 17284) and Leo Jamieson Ferris (Service No: 18407). Both men were members of the Army Medical Corps.
Part of a collection of photographs and documents relating to William John Ferris (1855-1917). Ferris was born in Parramatta, he married in 1885 and had one daughter and three sons. From 1883 he was an Alderman of Parramatta Council, being elected Mayor in 1890 and 1896. In July 1898 he was elected to the NSW Legislative Assembly as the member for Parramatta, he lost his seat in June 1901.
Description of Content
Image of two servicemen, one seated and the other standing to the right of the image.
Postcard with photograph on the front and handwritten text on the reverse.
Place & Date Depicted
Printed on the back: 'POST CARD / This Space for communication ; The Address to be written here' Hand-written in ink on the back: 'With Best Love / from Park House / Salisbury / 19-8-17'
Type of item
84 mm (Width), 135 mm (Height)