Warren Perry

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First name: Warren

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Last name: Perry

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Warren Perry - 'A biographical sketch of Lieutenant-Colonel T.B.W. James, DSO (1883-1939) : a Gunner Officer of the Australian Staff Corps', 1990. Tristram Bernard Wordsworth James (1883-1939), soldier, was born in Hobart and educated there and in Western Australia. He began his military career by enlisting in the volunteer artillery in Western Australia in 1899. In 1911 he was appointed the first adjutant of the Royal Military College at Duntroon; released for active service in April 1916 he enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force as a battery commander in the 7th Field Artillery Brigade with the rank of major, and after six months training in England arrived in France in December 1916 with the 25th Battery. James won the Distinguished Service Order in 1917 for extinguishing a fire in a gun-pit under heavy shell-fire. He held various commands during the war and returned to Australia at the end of 1919.

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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