Geoffery Sulman

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First name: Geoffery

Middle name:

Last name: Sulman

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Geoffrey Sulman, aged 21 and his sister Florence embarked for England on SS Mongolia, 4 Mar. 1916. He died after an aeroplane accident while flight instructing and his sister remained on in England, continuing her war work with wounded soldiers and charities. Copies of letters sent by Geoffrey and Florence Sulman to their family, written on board SS Mongolia, while travelling overland from France to England and from England. Includes three photographs of Geoffrey Sulman, Feb. 1916 and Dec. 1916 and in uniform as 2nd Lieutenant, Flying Instructor.

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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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