William Thomas Alma Hennell

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First name: William

Middle name: Thomas Alma

Last name: Hennell

Personal information:

W. J. A. Hennell of Petersham, Sydney served as a private with the 19th Battalion, B Company, A.I.F. in France 28 Dec. 1916-22 May 1919. Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 7 October 1916; 1st Australian General Hospital; He returned to Sydney on 18 Aug. 1919

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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