Vasco Urbano Loureiro

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First name: Vasco

Middle name: Urbano

Last name: Loureiro

Personal information:

Vasco Urbano Loureiro, artist and caricaturist, changed his name to Louis Vasco before WWI. In 1916, he enlisted under the name Louis Vasco and trained at Fraser's Paddock, Brisbane, with the 11th Field Co. Engineers. He embarked from Sydney, NSW, on HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 November 1916 and served with the 11th Field Company Engineers in France. Wounded in May 1918, Louis Vasco died of meningitis on 3 August 1918 at Napsbury Hospital in England. He was buried in Soldier's Corner, Hatfield Cemetery, St. Albans as L V Loureiro Fraser's Paddock, Brisbane, with the 11th Field Co. Engineers. He embarked from Sydney, NSW, on HMAT A29 Suevic on 11 Novmber 1916 and served with the 11th Field Company Engineers in France.

Vasco Urbano Loureiro'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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