Receipt for two dozen postcards costing £ 1-10, dated 19 January 1917. It was issued to 'Mr Ewart'.

Claude Harold Ewart, regimental number 6940, was born in Launceston, Tasmania, and was a 27-year-old driver when he enlisted in the Army on 14 August 1915. He embarked at Melbourne on the HMAT 'Wiltshire' on 18 November 1915. After three months in Egypt, he was shipped to Marseille, France, arriving 19 March 1916 and then moving to the front. On 17 February 1918 he was injured when kicked by a horse, and on 5 March 1918 he was admitted to the Military Hospital, Frensham Hill, suffering contusion of the elbow. On 31 July he was admitted to Sutton Veny Military Hospital suffering 'ICT' of the right elbow. He was discharged 29 September 1919 and worked as a storeman and, later in life, as a lift attendant, as many wounded veterans did. He died at the age of 57, in 1945.

Physical Description

Rectangular paper receipt, off-white, printed and hand-written. Scrolled pattern on left side, and embellished cursive script text. Completed in ink. Left side is curled backwards and stained; the receipt has also been folded in half vertically. Back of receipt is blank.

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