William Ambrose Cull

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First name: William

Middle name: Ambrose

Last name: Cull

Personal information:

William Ambrose Cull, a coachbuilder of Hamilton, Victoria was born in Normanby, Victoria and enlisted in Melbourne aged 20 on 7 May 1915. He embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A14 Euripides, 10 May 1915 and served with 22nd and 23rd Battalions, 6th Infantry Brigade. He was wounded at Gallipoli, 6 Nov. 1915, reported wounded and missing 26 Feb. 1917, and prisoner of war 13 May 1917. He returned to Australia on Dunluce Castle, Apr. 1918. He was a Sergeant upon enlist, and rose to the rank of Captain

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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