Arthur John Burrowes

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First name: Arthur

Middle name: John

Last name: Burrowes

Personal information:

Arthur John Moore Burrowes embarked from Sydney, NSW, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 19 Dec. 1917 and served with the 18th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement in France where he was wounded 8 Aug. 1918. He was treated in various hospitals in England before returning to Sydney Feb.-Mar. 1919. He was in Randwick Military Hospital until the end of 1919, and lived until 1969

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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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