Frederick Harold Vick

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First name: Frederick

Middle name: Harold

Last name: Vick

Personal information:

Private F. H. Vick, boilermaker of Seven Hills, New South Wales, embarked for England on board HMAT Aeneas, 30 Sept. 1916 and served in the 5th Australian Field Ambulance in France.

His letters were donated to the Library by his sister, Mrs Molesworth in 1931.

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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