John Patrick MacNamara

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First name: John

Middle name: Patrick

Last name: MacNamara

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Private John Patrick MacNamara enlisted on 2 Feb. 1916, in 1st Light Horse Brigade, and later as a wireless operator with no. 1 squadron, Australian Flying Corps until discharged 29 May 1919. He was awarded the Military Medal on 24 August 1917. Left Sydn on board the RMS Mooltan

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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