Hector Brewer

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First name: Hector

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Last name: Brewer

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Hector Brewer of Newtown, Sydney enlisted 24 August 1914 at West Maitland. He joined the H. Company, 2nd Battalion as a private and was later transferred to the 54th Battalion, 14th Brigade. He served in the Gallipoli campaign and in France and Belgium and was promoted corporal in 1916 and lieutenant in 1917. He was discharged from the army Apr. 1919. Private on enlistment, Lieutenant on NR. Departure from Australia, war experiences in Egypt, Greece and Gallipoli

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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