Christopher John Robinson

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First name: Christopher

Middle name: John

Last name: Robinson

Personal information:

Christopher John Robinson, a shop assistant of Mudgee, New South Wales enlisted 11 Mar. 1916 aged 18 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire, 22 Aug. 1916. He served with the 45th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement in France. He was wounded in action, June 1917 and died of wounds, 3 Apr. 1918

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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