Thomas Samuel Michael Murphy

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First name: Thomas

Middle name: Samuel Michael

Last name: Murphy

Personal information:

Sergeant Cook Samuel Thomas.M served with the 1st Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces at Gallipoli. He was wounded 8 Aug. 1915 and invalided to Mudros and England where on 19 Nov. 1915 he was transferred to a convalescent hospital

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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