Hunter Gibson

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First name: Hunter

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Last name: Gibson

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Hunter Gibson enlisted 17 Aug. 1914 and served with the 4th Battalion, 1st Division A.I.F., later being transferred to 1st Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery. He trained in Egypt and landed at Gallipoli in Apr. 1915 where he was wounded and sent back to Egypt. He returned to Gallipoli and in Aug. 1915 was invalided back to Egypt, and later served in France and returned to Australia in Dec. 1918. Private on enlistment, Lance Corporal on NR. Embarkd on the A14 Euripides

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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