Flockart, Robert Pearce (Major)
|Title||Flockart, Robert Pearce (Major)|
|Maker||Flockart, Robert Pearce|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
Collection relating to the service of Major Robert Pearce Flockart, 5 Battalion, Egypt and Gallipoli, 1915. Collection includes photostat copies of Flockart's letters to his mother in East Camberwell, Victoria, written between April 1915 and July 1915, describing journey to Gallipoli, sightseeing, active service and wounding on Gallipoli. Copies made by Australian War Memorial, Melbourne, 1928. Location of originals unknown.
This collection of letters covers the period from April to July 1915, during which Flockart traveled from Mena to Gallipoli, was wounded on Gallipoli, convalesced at Alexandria and returned to the Peninsula. The letters reflect an intelligent young Australian man who is mindful of his mother's anxiety and who writes with wry humour about his situation. It is clear from these letters that Flockart was a cultured man of good education who, nonetheless, bore the discomforts of his military service cheerfully.