James Francis O'Donnell

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First name: James

Middle name: Francis

Last name: O'Donnell

Personal information:

Sergeant J. F. O'Donnell enlisted at Sydney, 18 May 1916 and left for France on the Ceramic, 7 Oct. 1916. He served in France and Belgium with the C Company of the 30th Battalion, 8th Brigade, 5th Division, A.I.F. He was a contributor to The Digger

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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