Sidney Wilshire

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First name: Sidney

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Last name: Wilshire

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Sydney Harold Osborne Wilshire (Doley) a bank clerk of Deniliquin, New South Wales enlisted in the A.I.F. aged 24, 26 Feb. 1915, embarked on HMAT Ulysses 8 May 1915 and served with the 13th Field Artillery Brigade in Egypt and France. He was killed in action at Ypres, 31 July 1917.

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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