Terence Ward Garling
Terence Ward Garling

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First name: Terence

Middle name: Ward

Last name: Garling

Personal information:

Terence Ward Garling of Longueville, New South Wales applied for a commission in the A.I.F. at the age of 20, September 1914 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 18 October 1914. He served as a gunner with the Australian Field Artillery, Divisional Ammunition Column Section 1 in Gallipoli, Egypt and France and was promoted to Captain, March 1916 and Major, May 1917. He was wounded in action (gassed), 26 September 1917 and was killed while in action with the 37th Battery in Dernancourt, France on the Somme River, 5 April 1918, aged 24.

This collection was donated to the Library in 1978.

Terence Ward Garling's Diaries

Terence Ward Garling's Stories

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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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