Aubrey Roy Liddon Wiltshire

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First name: Aubrey

Middle name: Roy Liddon

Last name: Wiltshire

Personal information:

2nd Lieutenant on enlistment, Lieutenant-Colonel on Nominal Roll, served with the 22nd Battalion, D Company, A.I.F. He was promoted to captain in May 1916, major in October 1916, and lieutenant-colonel in June 1917. Wiltshire was wounded while in charge of 'C' Company at Pozieres on 26 July 1916. He was awarded the Military Cross on 4 Jan. 1917, the Distinguished Service Order on 4 June 1918, and was created a Companion of St Michael and St George on 3 June 1919.

Aubrey Roy Liddon Wiltshire's Diaries

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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