Walter Harold Elkington

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First name: Walter

Middle name: Harold

Last name: Elkington

Personal information:
Walter Harold Elkington, a grocer of Summer Hill, Sydney enlisted aged 23, on 22 Sept. 1915, embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 11 March 1916 and served with the 20th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement. He was awarded the Military Cross for his actions at Villers Bretonneux where he was severely wounded, 8th August 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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