1916 HMHS Hospital Ship Devonha Egypt Active Service Postcard to Solihull
A scarce card from the Hospital Ship HMHS Devenha.
Egyptian card of Cairo, headed On active Service and cancelled with the d/.r Base Army Post Office Z datestamp 2 MR 16 - used at Alexandria, sent to:
Message mentions being at Alexandria, is headed with the sender details:
Pte J. F Betts 45617
From HMHS Devonha
M.E.F. C/O GPO London
The P&O Ship Devonha was relatively new at the outbreak of war where she was taken into Government service, initially as a Troopship. Initially transporting the 12th A.I.F. to Gallipoli and standing off ask a decoy for artillery. She was covered to a Hospital Ship with her P&O crew remaining and was the last hospital ship leaving the Dardanelles to Egypt.
Condition as shown:
ID: GB RN 40710