Stanley Dewhurst

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First name: Stanley

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Last name: Dewhurst

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Stanley Dewhurst, clerk of Mosman, Sydney was born in Crookwell, New South Wales and enlisted in the A.I.F. aged 22, 14 Feb. 1916. He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A60 Aeneas, 30 Sept. 1916 and served with the Howitzer Brigade 116 and 3rd Army Field Artillery Brigade in France. He returned to Australia on HT Pakeha, 24 Nov. 1919. His brother Vivian Dewhurst served with the 4th Field Artillery Brigade on the Western Front and returned to Australia 3 May 1919

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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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