James Kingsley Gorrell

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First name: James

Middle name: Kingsley

Last name: Gorrell

Personal information:

Private James Kingsley Gorrell, bank clerk of Unanderra, New South Wales enlisted 18 July 1915 aged 23 years and embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A53 Itria, 18 April 1916. He served with the 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance, 16th Reinforcement in Egypt, Sinai and Palestine and returned to Australia 1 Nov. 1919 on board HT Nestor

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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