William Daniel Hardy

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First name: William

Middle name: Daniel

Last name: Hardy

Personal information:

Private W. D. Hardy enlisted in the Australian Imperial Forces on 9 Oct. 1915 at the age of nineteen and served in the 4th Field Ambulance of the Army Medical Corps in Egypt, France and Belgium. Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A61 Kanowna on 29 March 1916.He transferred to the Second Australian General Hospital 24 Feb. 1917. He was invalided back to Australia, arriving in Sydney 20 Nov. 1917.

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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