Frank Henderson Molony

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First name: Frank

Middle name: Henderson

Last name: Molony

Personal information:

Frank Henderson Molony, an architect of Petersham, New South Wales, enlisted aged 20 years, 20 July 1915. He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A17 Port Lincoln, on 14 October 1915 and served in the First Field Ambulance, A.I.F. in France and Belgium. He was attached to headquarters as draughtsman from 26 May 1918, returned to Australia on HT Suffolk, June 1919 and was discharged in August 1919.

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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