ID number1DRL/0295
Collection typePrivate Record
TitleFlett, Irving Russell (Lieutenant)
Measurement1 wallet: 2 cm
Object typeLetters
MakerFlett, Irving Russell
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made1915-1916; 1928
DescriptionCollection relating to service of Lieutenant Irving Russell Flett, 23 Battalion, Egypt, Gallipoli and France, 1915-1916. Collection includes photostat copies of Flett's letters to his family in Brighton, Victoria, written between May 1915 and July 1916 describing the journey to Egypt, camp life, active service on Gallipoli, journey to France, and active service in France. Copies made by Australian War Memorial, Melbourne, 1928. Location of originals unknown.
SummaryThis collection reflects the optimism, pride, and commitment of an Australian soldier engaged in the Gallipoli and Western Front war theatres. Letters are written in a positive tone using humour and much colloquial language.

Biographical note: Lieutenant Irving Russell Flett, 23 Battalion, AIF who on 28 July 1916 was killed in action at Pozieres. Other biographical details concerning him are: commercial traveller, of Brighton, Victoria; born at Albert Park, Victoria; educated at Brighton State School and at Stott and Hoare's business college; was a member of the Melbourne Rifle Club; served in Egypt, Gallipoli (leaving at the Evacuation) and France; age at time of death, 29.
PDF 16.25 MB Letters from Irving Russell Flett to his Family, 1915-1916