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Henry Wright to brother Leslie, 1915

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23 H J Wright to brother Les, 1 June 1915, Gallipoli

 

 

 

POST CARD

In the firing line June 1st 1915 On active service no stamps available

Mr Lesley Wright, C/o Mr J Higton, Farmer, Post Office, Little River, Victoria, Australia

 

Dear Les,

 

Just a card to say I am getting on A1 we are in a lovely place I cannot give you any information as to our doings but you will read in our papers all the news hoping you are keeping well do not forget to drop me a line I remain your loving brother, Harry.

 

 

29 H J Wright to brother Les, 27 Jun 1915, Gallipoli Peninsula

 

 

 

In the firing line

Gallipoli Peninsula

June 27th 1915

 

Dear Les,

Just a few lines in answer to your welcome letter received here 23rd June and dated May 14th.

Well Les I am pleased to hear you are well and like your place. I had a letter from Mother saying Bert and Fred had sailed but they did not know what place they were going to. I thought that we still had a few brothers left who would enlist. I suppose you would have had a try had you been old enough. Well Les I have up till now managed to dodge the bullets, which fall pretty thick at times, we are giving the Turks all the fight they want they are very frightened of the bayonet, they squeal like blue Hell when they get a touch. We live in Dug-Outs in the side of the hill just like rabbits they are pretty safe from bullets and shrapnel, we do our own cooking and are getting experts at it. Now Les I will close hoping you are well and will always be pleased to hear from you. I remain your loving brother, Harry.

 

PS Remember me to Mr Higton. HJW

 

 

Paper was so short on the Gallipolli Peninsula that everything available was recycled.  The postcard above was made from a cigarette packet, and the letter above was written on the back of a letter Henry had received from a friend at the Royal Hotel, Essendon.  Unfortunately it isn't the full letter, so we don't know who sent it.

 

Letter from the Royal Hotel, Essendon, 1915

 

 

 

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