Henry George Parkes

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First name: Henry

Middle name: George

Last name: Parkes

Personal information:

Henry George Parkes, a coachtrimmer of Enfield, New South Wales was born in Monaro and enlisted in the A.I.F. aged 27, 14 Sept. 1916. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A19 Afric on 3 November 1916 and served with the 59th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement in France. He returned to Australia on HT Port Lyttelton, 10 June 1919

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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