William Fredereick Olsson

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First name: William

Middle name: Fredereick

Last name: Olsson

Personal information:

William Frederick Olsson, a bookkeeper and telegraphist from Coogee, N.S.W. enlisted on 17 January 1916 to join the 1st Pioneer Battalion, 4th Reinforcement

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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