Letter from Private Joseph Criss to his sister, 12 August 1916

Accession Number AWM2017.6.64
Collection number PR82/008
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 4
Object type Letter
Physical description 13 Image/s captured
Maker Criss, Joseph
Place made United Kingdom: England, South Yorkshire, Sheffield
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Letter from 2612 Private Joseph Criss, 55th Battlaion to his sister, Mrs M[ay] Stephens, Wharneliffe War Hospital, Sheffield, England, 12 August 1916. In the letter Criss tell of how he was incorrectly listed as missing on the front, his involvement in the Battle of Fromelles and gives a detailed description of the death of two of his friends by an exploding shell. Included with the letter is the envelope from Criss, the envelope used to forward the letter to the Sydney Morning Herald and self-addressed stamped reply envelope.