Keith James Mitchell

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First name: Keith

Middle name: James

Last name: Mitchell

Personal information:

Private Keith James Mitchell of South Yarra, Melbourne enlisted Jan. 1915 and served with the 6th Field Ambulance in Egypt, 8 May-2 Sept. 1915 and at the Dardanelles 3 Sept.-19 Dec. 1915. He was invalided to Australia 13 Mar. 1916, returning on HMTS Nestor. After a period of leave he again embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A54 Runic for France, 20 June 1916, serving in the 10th Field Ambulance until 1 Sept. 1918. He returned to Australia 5 April 1919 and later served in Singapore during the 2nd World War

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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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