Hudson Fysh

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First name: Hudson

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Last name: Fysh

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Sir Hudson Fysh of St Leonards, Tasmania was a founder of Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd (QANTAS), 1920. He was a woolclasser aged 19 when he enlisted with the A.I.F., 26 Aug. 1914 and embarked from Hobart on board Transport A2 Geelong, 20 Oct. 1914. He served with the 3rd Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron in Gallipoli, was seconded to the 67th Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, 6 July 1917 and appointed Flying Officer Observer 4 Dec. 1917. He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross, 2 Oct. 1918 and returned to Australia on HT Port Sydney, 5 March 1919

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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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