John Acheson Burstal

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First name: John

Middle name: Acheson

Last name: Burstal

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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

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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