Norman Charles Brierley

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First name: Norman

Middle name: Charles

Last name: Brierley

Personal information:

Norman Brierley, a farmer of Brisbane, Queensland was born in Annandale, New South Wales. He enlisted in Brisbane 15 Dec. 1917 aged 21 and embarked from Sydney on board RMS Ormonde, 2 March 1918. He served as a private with the 31st Battalion in France. After the armistice he travelled throughout France as batman to Lieutenant Hix - Private on enlist

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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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