Alan McVicker Smyth

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First name: Alan

Middle name: McVicker

Last name: Smyth

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Private Alan McVicker Smyth served in France from 1916 with the 4th Australian Infantry battalion. He took part in the Allied offensive 8 Aug.-6 Oct. 1918 in the Abbeville area of France. After the Armistice he served in Belgium before returning to Australia

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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