Henry James Marsh

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First name: Henry

Middle name: James

Last name: Marsh

Personal information:

Private Marsh, a railway employee from Wynnum, Queensland, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes, 22 Dec. 1916 and served as a signaller with the 47th Battalion in France and Belgium.

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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