Alexander MacCormick

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First name: Alexander

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Last name: MacCormick

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Alexander MacCormick, surgeon, was born in Argyllshire, Scotland and went to Australia in 1883 to teach at the University of Sydney. When war broke out he went to England and joined the British Expeditionary Force in November 1914, serving as colonel and surgeon in France. He was also commissioned in the Australian Army Medical Corps in Lemnos. His son was killed in action in France, Oct. 1916

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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