Clarence Hansby Read

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First name: Clarence

Middle name: Hansby

Last name: Read

Personal information:

Lieutenant C. H. Read, of Bellevue Hill, Sydney enlisted in the Royal Australian Naval Reserve on 11 Aug. 1914, for service in the tropics with the combined naval and military expedition, raised for a term of six months. He sailed on H.M.A.S. Berrima, 19 Aug. 1914 for New Guinea, returning to Sydney 18 Feb. 1915

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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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