Oliver Holt

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First name: Oliver

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Last name: Holt

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Lance Corporal Oliver Holt served in the 3rd Australian Field Ambulance in Egypt, Gallipoli, France and Belgium and returned to Australia in Oct. 1919. He was wounded twice and spent much time on an education scheme for his unit. Enlisted as Private, Sergeant on NR. Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 28 July 1915

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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