James Lindsell

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First name: James

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Last name: Lindsell

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James Lindsell, a storeman packer of Auburn, New South Wales was born in San Francisco, U.S.A. He enlisted at the age of 20, Dec. 1914 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A49 Seang Choon, 11 Feb. 1915, serving in the 3rd Reinforcements, 13th Battalion alongside his father, also James Charles Lindsell, who returned to Australia 11 Apr. 1916. His brother Richard Paul Lindsell enlisted May 1918 and returned 23 July 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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