12-11-1914, Meknes

On the 12th of November 1913, a few months after the outbreak of the First World War, a caporal of the French Foreign Legion wrote a letter from Meknes, Morocco to a mr. Martin Violette in Paris.

The name of the caporal was Henri Seuchet.

It should be noted that it is not clear whether the first letter of his last name is indeed a S.

From the senders adres written on the back of the envelope it indicates Caporal Henri Seuchet served with the 2e Regt Etranger, Section de Mitrses based in Meknes Maroc.

On the front of the cover is written:

M.r Martin Violette 83 Rue Montmartre Paris Seine.

A stamp of the unit is placed: 2e Regt Etranger 12 NOV 1914 6me BATAILLON

On the top right corner a Military Postal Unit stamp is placed:
TRESOR ET POSTES AUX ARMEES MEKNES 12 NOV 14.

With a pen the abbreviation T.O.M.O. is written, which stands for Troupes d’Occupation du Maroc Oriental

In the left corner the date 23/11 can be found, may this was the day the letter arrived in Paris.


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