Noel Hunter Sherrie

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First name: Noel

Middle name: Hunter

Last name: Sherrie

Personal information:

Noel Hunter Sherrie, draughtsman of Sydney, New South Wales was born in Albury and enlisted at the age of 22, 17 Jan. 1916. He embarked from Sydney on board RMS Malwa on 22 July 1916 and served in Egypt. He was wounded at Gaza, 4 May 1917 and taken prisoner by the Turks. He died while a prisoner of war at Damascus Hospital, Turkey, 8 June 1917. Includes 2 letters from Noel Hunter Sherrie, 6th Light Horse Camel Corps, 31 Dec. 1916 and 30 Jan. 1917

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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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