Arthur Sherwin

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First name: Arthur

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Last name: Sherwin

Personal information:
Arthur Townsend Sherwin, bank accountant of Cargo, New South Wales enlisted aged 26, on 28 Sept. 1915 and embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda, 11 Jan. 1916. He was invalided back to Australia from Cairo in June 1916 after illness.
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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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