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Edith Qua

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First name: Edith

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Last name: Qua

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Ethel Qua (nee Loneragan) was born in Hartley Vale, NSW in 1883. She graduated as a nurse in 1908 from Melbourne Hospital. She left Australia in 1911 to travel overseas and during World War 1 served as a nurse with the Canadian Army in France, England and Salonica

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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