Alfred Ernest Cornelius Bray

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First name: Alfred

Middle name: Ernest Cornelius

Last name: Bray

Personal information:

Sergeant A.E.C. Bray of Hurstville, N.S.W., served with the 18th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement in France and Belgium, Apr. 1916 - June 1918, when he was gassed and sent to England for hospital treatment

Arthur John Moore Burrowes letters and postcards to his family, 26 January 1918-15 September 1919
'If anything else is added the post card will be destroyed'

Keeping the secrets of battles fought, won and lost, makes for very clinical correspondence from ‘over there’. Reading between the lines about the realities of life in the armed forces must have been very difficult for the recipients of such scant morsels of information. It isn’t exactly a wordy message but I am sure it would have been happily received back home with the first line kept intact. See postcard.
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