John Acheson Burstal

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First name: John

Middle name: Acheson

Last name: Burstal

Personal information:

John Acheson Burstal, bank clerk of Rose Bay, Sydney, NSW enlisted on 26 April 1918 and embarked on SS Feldmarschall, 19 June 1918. He volunteered for camp staff duty in England for the period of demobilisation, and was stationed at Codford

Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.

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