Gordon Tunstall Birbeck

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First name: Gordon

Middle name: Tunstall

Last name: Birbeck

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Private Gordon. T. Birkbeck was a trooper of the 1st Australian Machine Gun Squadron, Anzac Mounted Division. He embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A16 Star Of Victoria. He enlisted at Moree, 30 June 1915 and was discharged 17 Aug. 1919. He fought in the Gallipoli campaign, upper Egypt Senussi Campaign, Sinai peninsular and the Palestine campaign until 31 Jan. 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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