Flett, Irving Russell (Lieutenant)
|Title||Flett, Irving Russell (Lieutenant)|
|Maker||Flett, Irving Russell|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
|Date made||1915-1916; 1928|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 2 cm|
Collection 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.
This 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.