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[On letterhead of the Information Bureau, Red Cross Society, Sydney.]
9th April, 1918.

No. 1879, Private J. Garbutt – 23rd Field Artillery Brigade

Dear Sir,

We send you the following copy of a report, which our Agents in London have sent to us, consisting of a statement made to them by the soldier whose name appears at the foot of the report;–

"Garbutt was Gunner in 110th Howitzer Battery and was wounded by a shell at Ypres Sector at the gun pit position just near Burr Cross Roads.
I helped to dig him out of the pit and he was carried to the dressing station about 100 yards away and we heard he had died there."

Informant; – Swan (Fitter) J.H. No. 25670,
110 Howitzer Battery,
18 Hut, Westham.

"London, 28.1.18.

Yours faithfully,
[Signed:] CSW Rutherford

E.E. Row, Esq.,
Commercial Bank of Sydney,
Moss Vale.

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