Frederick Stobo Phillips

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First name: Frederick

Middle name: Stobo

Last name: Phillips

Personal information:

Irene Read's brother, Frederick Stobo Phillips, of Wahroonga, Sydney, enlisted 9 Nov. 1914, aged 30 and embarked from Sydney on HMAT A55 Kyarra, 27 Nov. 1914. He was attached to No. 1 Field Ambulance in Mudros, Aug. 1915, promoted to Lance Corporal and reverted to Private at his own request. He embarked on SS Ionian for France in Sept. 1915, transferred to 1st Battalion, Aug. 1916 and was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field while stretcher bearing in Oct. 1916 and was killed in action in France, 5 Nov. 1916.

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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