George Thomasson Gill

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First name: George

Middle name: Thomasson

Last name: Gill

Personal information:

George Thomasson Gill, photographer of Rockhampton, Queensland embarked from Sydney, NSW on board HMAT A14 Euripides, 2 Nov. 1915 and served with the 6th, 17th and 55th battalions in northern France and Belgium from June 1916-Sept. 1918. He was commended for gallant action in June 1917, wounded in action 1 Sept. 1918 and invalided to England. Enlisted as Private, Corp on NR

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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