John Roscoe Nield

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First name: John

Middle name: Roscoe

Last name: Nield

Personal information:

John Roscoe Nield (1892-1975) went to the Superior Public School in Kogarah and Sydney Boys High School before studying law at the University of Sydney. He enlisted in the A.I.F. aged 23, 1 Apr. 1916 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A40 Ceramic, 7 Oct. 1916. He served as a lieutenant with the 18th Battalion and returned to Australia on the Anchises. He acted as a judge on the New South Wales District Court circuit from 1922 and was appointed in 1933. In 1964 he was made a judge in the Supreme Court where he presided until his retirement in 1962

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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