Louis Eugene Michael Schaeffer

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First name: Louis

Middle name: Eugene Michael

Last name: Schaeffer

Personal information:

Private L. E. Schaeffer, clerk of Darlington, NSW embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A67 Orsova, 14 July 1915 and served as an orderly with the Australian Army Medical Corps in the surgical ward of the S. S. Karoola, No. 1 Australian hospital ship

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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