William Frankfort Middleton

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First name: William

Middle name: Frankfort

Last name: Middleton

Personal information:

William Frankfort Middleton, a miner of Cootamundra, New South Wales, enlisted at Liverpool on the 14 May, 1915, embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A67 Orsova, 14 July 1915 and served in Gallipolli, Sept. 1915, and in France and Belgium with the 3rd Battalion, 7th Reinforcement. He returned to Australia 12 May 1919 on the Soudan

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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