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Military Postal Cards, Sweden

Military Postal Cards - Militära tjänstebrevkort (MTjbK)

Postal cards were used by the Swedish Armed Forces to call up men for military service, both for training as well as active service.  

Postal Cards

Postal cards without picture were introduced in 1872 in Sweden. When picture postcards were introduced about ten years later they were first called "Brevkort med vyer" (postal cards with picture) which later was changed to "vykort". The postal cards (brevkort) are therefore closely related to the so-called "vykort". For official use there were tjänstebrevkort and the Armed Forces used these postal cards to call up conscripts for military service, the so-called "militära tjänstebrevkort" (military postal cards).  

Tjänstebrevkort

The military postal card (tjänstebrevkort) is addressed to conscript soldier 359 62/1912 Erik Persson, Fridhem No 7, Hudiksvall and is postmarked Ljusdal on 10 November 1922. Erik's occupation is listed as "stationskarl" (station hand, railroad station). The number 359 62/1912 is Erik Persson's conscript registration number. 1912 is the year of registration and 62 is the enrollment area (rullföringsområde) which is Ljusdal enrollment area which at the time was part of Jämtland registration area (inskrivningsområde). 359 is Erik's serial number in the registration roll (inskrivningsrullan). The photo is shown with consent of great grandson Jason Pearson, Colorado, USA.
Reverse side of a military postal card dated on 7 November 1919. It is signed by S. John Svanberg, Commander of Ljusdal Enrollment Area, N:o 62. The postal card is marked "Ljusdals R. O. (Rullföringsområde). The headline reads "Certification of fulfilled enrollment" (Kvitto på fullgjord mönstring). The photo is shown with consent of great grandson Jason Pearson, Colorado, USA.
This is a page from Erik Persson's enrollment book (inskrivningsbok). His conscript registration number is: 359 62/1912. Erik was born on 7 February 1891 in Njutånger (X). His occupation is listed as an employee at a hauler company (åkardräng). The enrollment (inskriven) was carried out in 1912. The enrollment book is signed by P. H. Söderberg, Commander of Ljusdal registration area no 62. Erik did his military service as a conscript at the Norrland Artillery Regiment, A4, Östersund (Z). The photo is shown with consent of great grandson Jason Pearson, Colorado, USA.
This is a picture of Erik Persson, taken in the middle of the 1920's in Sweden. Erik immigrated to the USA together with his wife Agda (b. 1892, née Nordholm) and the sons Erik Arne (b.1918), Olof Lennart (b. 1922) and Sven Torsten (b. 1925) and settled in Chicago, Illinois. Erik immigrated to the USA alone in 1925 while his wife and children followed in 1926. In the US the family Americanized their surname to Pearson. The photo is shown with consent of great grandson Jason Pearson, Colorado, USA.

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Military Postal Cards,

Sweden

Military Postal Cards - Militära

tjänstebrevkort (MTjbK)

Postal cards were used by the Swedish Armed Forces to call up men for military service, both for training as well as active service.  

Postal Cards

Postal cards without picture were introduced in 1872 in Sweden. When picture postcards were introduced about ten years later they were first called "Brevkort med vyer" (postal cards with picture) which later was changed to "vykort". The postal cards (brevkort) are therefore closely related to the so-called "vykort". For official use there were tjänstebrevkort and the Armed Forces used these postal cards to call up conscripts for military service, the so-called "militära tjänstebrevkort" (military postal cards).  

Tjänstebrevkort

The military postal card (tjänstebrevkort) is addressed to conscript soldier 359 62/1912 Erik Persson, Fridhem No 7, Hudiksvall and is postmarked Ljusdal on 10 November 1922. Erik's occupation is listed as "stationskarl" (station hand, railroad station). The number 359 62/1912 is Erik Persson's conscript registration number. 1912 is the year of registration and 62 is the enrollment area (rullföringsområde) which is Ljusdal enrollment area which at the time was part of Jämtland registration area (inskrivningsområde). 359 is Erik's serial number in the registration roll (inskrivningsrullan). The photo is shown with consent of great grandson Jason Pearson, Colorado, USA.
Reverse side of a military postal card dated on 7 November 1919. It is signed by S. John Svanberg, Commander of Ljusdal Enrollment Area, N:o 62. The postal card is marked "Ljusdals R. O. (Rullföringsområde). The headline reads "Certification of fulfilled enrollment" (Kvitto på fullgjord mönstring). The photo is shown with consent of great grandson Jason Pearson, Colorado, USA.
This is a page from Erik Persson's enrollment book (inskrivningsbok). His conscript registration number is: 359 62/1912. Erik was born on 7 February 1891 in Njutånger (X). His occupation is listed as an employee at a hauler company (åkardräng). The enrollment (inskriven) was carried out in 1912. The enrollment book is signed by P. H. Söderberg, Commander of Ljusdal registration area no 62. Erik did his military service as a conscript at the Norrland Artillery Regiment, A4, Östersund (Z). The photo is shown with consent of great grandson Jason Pearson, Colorado, USA.
This is a picture of Erik Persson, taken in the middle of the 1920's in Sweden. Erik immigrated to the USA together with his wife Agda (b. 1892, née Nordholm) and the sons Erik Arne (b.1918), Olof Lennart (b. 1922) and Sven Torsten (b. 1925) and settled in Chicago, Illinois. Erik immigrated to the USA alone in 1925 while his wife and children followed in 1926. In the US the family Americanized their surname to Pearson. The photo is shown with consent of great grandson Jason Pearson, Colorado, USA.

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