Edward Michael Luders

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First name: Edward

Middle name: Michael

Last name: Luders

Personal information:

Signaller Edward.M. Luders of Newcastle, NSW enlisted 27 Aug. 1914 and served with the 1st Battalion at Gallipoli and in northern France and Belgium. He was awarded the Military Medal, 24 June 1917 for work at Posieres, promoted to Lance Corporal 11 Nov. 1916, wounded 5 Oct. 1917 and discharged 8 Sept. 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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