Arthur Gardere Ferguson

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First name: Arthur

Middle name: Gardere

Last name: Ferguson

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Arthur Gardere Ferguson (1895-1916), a captain in the 20th battalion, A.I.F., was killed in action in 1916 in France, after serving at Gallipoli and in Egypt. He embarked on the 25 June 1915 on board HMAT Berrima with the 20th Battalion. He was killed in action in France, 14 June 1916

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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