Charles James Britton

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First name: Charles

Middle name: James

Last name: Britton

Personal information:

ACMS: Signaller C. J. Britton of Crow's Nest, Sydney, served with the 9th Brigade, A.I.F. in France and Belgium. He returned to Australia 12 June 1919. AIF: Private 35th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement; Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A68 Anchises on 24 January 1917; Nominal Roll: 33rd Battalion

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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