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Re: Re Sinclairs at War.
Thanks for sharing your fathers War years with us. Hopefully we have seen
the last of World Wars. I think if we were to experience another World war,
it wouldn't be anything like those of the past. My Grandfather Arthur Felix
Sydney Sterling Sinclair ( He liked his long name) was in the air force in
WWII. He was a medical orderly, then later was in charge of escorting
trainee's to Canada.He was sent home being medically unfit after picking up
a Tropical disease while stationed in Townsville (Far north Q.L.D ).
I have 3 younger brothers who are pretty good at fighting too! HA, HA. One
of my brothers is 6' 7 tall and rides Bulls in the Rodeo's for relaxation on
the week ends. He is a warrior of the nineties, so his victims say.
----- Original Message -----
From: Jean <email@example.com>
Sent: Wednesday, November 24, 1999 2:19 PM
Subject: Re Sinclairs at War.
> Hi Annie
> My Dad Andrew John George Sinclair went to W.W. 1 three times. First try
> was in the Gallipolli contingent and he was caught just prior to leaving
> for that deadly site from Egypt. He was two years underage at the time
> an excellent horseman and shot.
> He was duly shipped home and as soon as he was of legal age joined up
> and off to France. Iv'e been told different stories of why he came home
> from there but I know that he convalesced in England and went to Edinburgh
> where he met many of his generation. He was sent home as medically unfit
> it may have been gas or trench feet - who knows?
> He rejoined in Narrandera in 1918, was in the Army for about three weeks
> and they found his medical discharge and so his third try ended about the
> time of the Armistice.
> Disappointing for him but lucky for my brother and I who would never have
> occurred if things had happened differently.
> Sinclairs do seem to suit the Services. In the fourth generation down from
> Dad and his brothers we have two actively serving, one naval reservist and
> I think there is a fourth- not sure.
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