Percy Moncur

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First name: Percy

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Last name: Moncur

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Percy Douglas Moncur, police constable of Gippsland, Victoria embarked from Melbourne on board Transport A20 Hororata, 19 Oct. 1914. He served as Captain with 6th Battalion, G Company in Gallipoli, Egypt, 1915-March 1916 and in France and Belgium from March to November 1916

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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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