William Pearson

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First name: William

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Last name: Pearson

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Private W. Pearson, a clerk of Leichhardt, NSW embarked from Sydney on HMAT A24 Benalla, 1 May 1916 and served as a stretcher bearer in the 9th Field Ambulance, 3rd Australian Division, 9th Brigade, A.I.F. Private on enlist, Lance Corporal on NR

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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