Charles Hargreaves

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First name: Charles

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Last name: Hargreaves

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Charles Hargreaves (Hargraves) was born in Yorkshire, England 7 Sept. 1886, came to Australia in 1911 and worked on a station at Temora, NSW then at John Sands printers. He enlisted 18 Aug. 1914 aged 26 and embarked on S.S. Afric 18 Oct. 1914. Hargreaves served as a driver in 1st Div. Transport A.S.C., 1st A.I.F. in Egypt and France. After the war he was a partner in Blake and Hargreaves Pty. Ltd., printers, Sydney

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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