William Henry Nicholson

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First name: William

Middle name: Henry

Last name: Nicholson

Personal information:

W. H. Nicholson enlisted on 19 Aug. 1915 serving as a private with the 2nd Company, 3rd Battalion of the 1st Brigade, A.I.F. He returned to Sydney on 23 May 1918 and was discharged as medically unfit for further service on 22 Nov. 1918

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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