A Glimpse of War through a Private's Eyes'

Brewster 'A Glimpse of War through a Private's Eyes', a retrospective account of experiences in World War I, 1915-1917 / John James Brewste
a3265004
MLMSS 1294
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Private J. J. Brewster, a commercial traveller of Paddington, Sydney served with the 56th Battalion, 14th Brigade, 5th Division in France and Belgium.

He enlisted at Casula aged 44, 29 Nov. 1915 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A15 Star Of England, 8 Mar. 1916. He was wounded in action in France 20 July 1916 and sent to England for hospital treatment, returned to France in late 1916 and repatriated to Australia on HMAT A33 Ayrshire with 'trench foot', 23 May 1917.

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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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