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Australian-New Zealand Army Corps
Fieldpost - Egypt

March 16, 1916

This registered cover was given two nice HEADQUARTERS FIELD P.O. CDS.
It was censored and marked with a triangular censor mark and the signature of the censor.

The envelope is a regular 2d registry envelope.
No additional postage is indicated.

The envelope also was given an Australian Imperial Force registration label.
The addressee was a Lieutenant A. J. Gatt R.A.O.C.
(is this really Rear Area Operations Center?) at the Ferry Post
in Ismailia (now Al-isma 'iliyah) midway on the Suez Canal.

The  Australian-New Zealand Army Corps had quite a history in World War I.
It's worth looking at.

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