George Moore

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First name: George

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Last name: Moore

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George Moore, a machinist and carpenter was born in Auckland, New Zealand and enlisted with the AIF in Sydney aged 33, Mar. 1917. He served with the 9th Field Company Engineers in France, was hospitalised with gas poisoning Sept. 1918 and returned to Australia on the Orca, Feb. 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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