ID number PR00259
Title Parton, Horace A, (Corporal), 1891-1943
Record type Collection
Item count 1
Collection Private Record
Object type Letters
Maker Parton, Horace A
Place made France
Date made 1915-1919
Measurement 214 ITEMS
Access Open

Description

Handwritten original letters written by Corporal Horace A Parton to his family while on active service with the 5 Battalion Headquarters. Parton was a signal runner and describes in his correspondence the offensives at Pozieres, Ypres, Bapaume and Messines. Parton also discusses his support for Prime Minister William Hughes' 1916 referendum on conscription. The collection also includes a bound transcript of the letters; 3 Soldier's paybooks; a map of Le Barque; and 7 photographs relating to HA Parton and personnel in 5th Battalion.