There are a couple of postcards, supposedly from Ted, but I am sure they must be from Richard. It would be good to see them to make sure.
Richard was a careless and brief correspondent, and I can imagine him not signing postcards, Ted was slightly more careful.
The thing is, a postcard from Richard saying he was at the Mont Dore Hospital in Bournemouth would be the equivalent of a text saying “train got in on time, got there safe” now. He was a doctor, he appears to have been working in Bournemouth for a while.
A postcard from Ted on the other hand saying he was in a Hospital on the South Coast when he should have been in France being shelled, that would have been heart-stopping news for his mother.
So I shall assume these unsigned postcards are from Richard, and add them to the list of things I hope to see when I go to the Imperial War Museum later in the year.
The picture below is from the Bournemouth Echo, and shows WW1 soldiers at the Mont Dore Hospital.