Douglas David Horton

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First name: Douglas

Middle name: David

Last name: Horton

Personal information:

Douglas David Horton. schoolteacher of Mittagong, N.S.W., embarked from Sydney on HMAT A69 Warilda, 8 Oct. 1915 and served as a lance-corporal with the 1st Battalion in France. Private on enlist, Sergeant on NR

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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