The military post obviously worked quite well. Bert kept in touch with his family by sending souvenirs home throughout his service.


The train ticket fromZillebeke to Houthem must date from a post war battlefield tour: Houthem was behind the lines for the period Bert was in Belgium.

The Piscola Trattoria in Rome must have been a favourite because there are 6 of these bills, presumably dating from Bert's time in Rome on leave from 9th to 17th May 1918.