Leslie Kemnitz Stuart

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First name: Leslie

Middle name: Kemnitz

Last name: Stuart

Personal information:

Private Leslie Kemnitz Stuart, bank clerk of Goulburn, NSW, enlisted in the 19th Battalion, A.I.F. at the age of 20 in Liverpool, Sydney, 23 Mar. 1915. He embarked on board HMAT Ceramic, 25 June 1915 and served with the 5th Australian Machine Gun Company in Gallipoli and France. He was wounded in France on 5 Aug. 1916 and returned to Australia on SS Homeward, 31 July 1918

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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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