James Shipman

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First name: James

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Last name: Shipman

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Diary describes the route taken by H.M.A.S. Yarra, patrolling and escorting convoys of troopships, searching for mines and enemy submarines around Australia and south east Asia from 5 June 1915 to June 1917, and in the Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea, 21 Nov.-Dec. 1918. Originally two notebooks, glued togetherhospitalised with influenza in England

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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