Bertie Arthur Wood

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First name: Bertie

Middle name: Arthur

Last name: Wood

Personal information:

Bertie Arthur Wood, born in England and a gasfitter of Junee, New South Wales, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 14 April 1916. He was a corporal with the 56th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcements, Australian Imperial Forces, in Egypt. He did not see active service, and was discharged after losing the sight of one eye, returning to Australia 17 August 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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