Walter Vicery Wright

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First name: Walter

Middle name: Vicery

Last name: Wright

Personal information:

Private Walter Vicery Wright, an overseer from Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, served as a signaller with the 4th Battalion, Australian Imperial Forces. He embarked from Sydney at the age of 20 on board HMAT Seang Choon, 11 Feb. 1915. He was awarded the Military Medal for his bravery in the field in Nov. 1916 and was wounded Feb. 1917. He returned to Australia on board HT Corinthic, 10 Jan. 1918 and was discharged as medically unfit, 17 Apr. 1918

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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