Percy Hodge

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First name: Percy

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Last name: Hodge

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Percy Hodge, warehouseman of Manly, N.S.W. served with the 1st Field Ambulance Brigade, Dec. 1915-Jan. 1916, 1st Australian Divisional Ammunition Column, Jan.-Mar. 1916, 6th Battery, Mar.-Oct. 1916, 1st Australian Divisional Artillery Headquarters, Oct. 1916-May 1917 and with the 1st Australian Divisional Signal Company, May 1917-July 1919. Enlisted as Gunner, and Sapper on NR.

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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