Item 05: Pockley family photographs, ca. 1866-1918
MLMSS 1092 / Item 5
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Dr Brian Colden Antill Pockley, one of the first Australian casualties in the War in New Guinea, September 1914.
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.