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Old postcard

This is a very faint copy of an old postcard which I borrowed from Jean Scott [thanks Jean]. This postcard was sent to her great grandmother at Holland Stronsay in 1915 and lists all the Stronsay men in the forces at that time. This is not a full list of the Stronsay men who were in the war, only those who were of age or had been called up at this time. Does anybody know about these postcards? This one is marked No 6. Were the others from other islands or parishes ?
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Picture added on 10 January 2009
Jim, This is only one of a series which covered every island and parish in Orkney, as far as I know.
Perhaps if Mr Allan Taylor of Kirkwall sees this postcard, he will be able to elaborate. I know he is an authority on this subject.
Added by Peter Burges on 12 January 2009
just came across this site i noticed some of the names were shearer and from feastown
Added by Pat Sams on 30 September 2009
nice to see my grandfathers name peter shearer
lower feastown
Added by irene flett cameron on 24 November 2009
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