James Brunton Gibb

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First name: James

Middle name: Brunton

Last name: Gibb

Personal information:

Enlisting in the Australian Imperial Forces in July 1915, the young man sailed from Sydney in R.M.S. Osterley in January 1916, bound for Suez. In March 1916 he was transferred to the 7th Field Ambulance(B) which sailed for Marseilles, then saw active service in the heaviest battles in France and Flanders. A member of the Anzac Coves entertainment troop.

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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