Reynold Cleve Potter

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First name: Reynold

Middle name: Cleve

Last name: Potter

Personal information:
Reynold Cleve Potter, a carpenter of Haberfield, Sydney enlisted at Victoria Barracks on 15 July 1916 at the age of 28 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A19 Afric, 3 Nov. 1916. He was an instructor in Lewis gun drill, serving with the 21st Battalion in France and Belgium. He was wounded in action in France 21 Apr. 1918, transferred to the 24th Battalion Oct. 1918 and returned to Australia on HT Argyllshire, 22 Sept. 1919
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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