Henry Weston Pryce

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First name: Henry

Middle name: Weston

Last name: Pryce

Personal information:

Henry Weston Pryce, a business organiser of Waverley, New South Wales enlisted 31 May 1916, aged 25 and embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln, 20 Oct. 1916. He served with the 6th Reinforcements 9th Machine Gun Company in France, where he was wounded in action, 1 Oct. 1917. He returned to Australia 25 Nov. 1917. He began contributing to the Sun newspaper under the pseudonym Gunner 397, and was invited to join the staff. He wrote a column as Peter Persnurkus from 1922 and was feature editor.

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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