Fred Harold Tomlins

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First name: Fred

Middle name: Harold

Last name: Tomlins

Personal information:

F. H. Tomlins, of Cowra, N.S.W., served as a signaller in C Squadron, 1st Australian Light Horse, at Gallipoli and in Egypt. He was made a Corporal 1 May 1915, and promoted to Sergeant 10 June 1916. Leaves Sydney on the Star of Victoria

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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