Percival Thorn

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First name: Percival

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Last name: Thorn

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Percival John Thorn, lawyer, of South Brisbane, Queensland enlisted in the A.I.F. at the age of 35 and embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board Transport A29 Suevic, 13 June 1915 to serve with the 4th Light Horse Regiment. He returned to Australia 20 October 1918

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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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