Finally got around to visiting William Hunter to show him the postcards discovered in our collection. Yes these postcards did belong to his father! He had no idea that his father donated postcards to the museum way back in 1966, according to museum records. 1966 was of course the 50th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme and perhaps with the many commemorative events occurring then, he decided to donate his postcards to the museum.
You can view William’s family First World War story here when we filmed him and Margaret Hamilton as part of the development of our Remembering 1916: Your Stories exhibition: