William Innes Ker

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First name: William

Middle name: Innes

Last name: Ker

Personal information:

William Innes Ker, an electric motor driver of Broken Hill enlisted in the A.I.F. aged 24, 30 Oct. 1916 and embarked on the Berrima, 16 Dec. 1916. He served in France with the 50th Battalion, returned to Australia on H.T. Argyllshire and was discharged because of defective eyesight, May 1918.

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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