Cecil George Monk

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First name: Cecil

Middle name: George

Last name: Monk

Personal information:

Private C. G. Monk of Erskineville, Sydney embarked on board HMAT A29 Suevic, 11 November 1916 with reinforcements for the 54th Infantry Battalion, A.I.F. He trained in England and served in France, transferring to the 2nd Machine Gun Battalion in 1918

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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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