A World War One postcard from a Sheffield solider has found its way back to his family over a hundred years after his death thanks to an appeal from Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

The postcard, which was kindly donated to Bluebell Wood by a volunteer, was sent to a Mrs E O'Brien of Main Road, Handsworth in Sheffield – but signed only by ‘Tom’.

The charity shared the postcard on social media with the hope of tracking down a relative, and had a fantastic response from members of the public.

After her husband saw the story in the Sheffield Telegraph, the soldier’s great niece, Kate Bayburt, contacted Bluebell Wood. Mrs Bayburt, who was taken aback by the discovery, gratefully collected the postcard ahead of Remembrance Day.

The mystery solider was a Thomas Henry Temprell, from Sheffield, who sadly died at the age of 19. He is buried in the Salonika Military Cemetery in Greece.

Madeleine Oldale, Head of Communications at Bluebell Wood, said: “When we discovered the postcard we felt it was only right to try and reunite it with a member of Thomas’ family so we were delighted when Kate came forward.

“We’d like to thank everyone who shared our appeal and kindly researched the postcard for us; thanks to your help it’s back with his family who will no doubt treasure it for years to come.”