Harold Mercer

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First name: Harold

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Last name: Mercer

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Corporal Harold Mercer served with the 1st Battalion in France. He sailed for England aboard the "Marathon" from Sydney. Diary describing front near Caestre, duty with Salvage Corps, and hospitalisation in London.
Includes poems and press contributions, published 1918-1919. A journalist who wrote poems and prose sketches mainly for the Bulletin under the pen name of "Hamer"

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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