Correspondence from Keith McKeddie Doig to Lewis Maffra Grant, and a letter from P. Sevray, 1918

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Accession Number AWM2018.19.8
Collection number PR00317
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 17
Object type Letter
Physical description 83 Image/s captured
Maker Doig, Keith McKeddie
Place made Belgium, France, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London, Greenwich, Woolwich, United Kingdom: Scotland, Edinburgh
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Correspondence relating to the First World War service of Major Keith McKeddie Doig, 60th Infantry Battalion, 25 February - 16 November 1918.

In this collection of letters and postcards written by Doig to his fiancée, Lewis Maffra Grant, the author writes about domestic matters, active service in France and Belgium, and a period of leave in England. Doig provides a detailed account of the German Somme Offensive during April/May 1918, and documents his activities as a Medical Officer during subsequent operations including the Recapture of Villers-Bretonneux and the Battle of Amiens. In letters written during the latter half of 1918, the author increasingly reflects on his desire to return home, and descriptively recalls joyful scenes on the streets of Rouen in response to news of the Armistice.

This file contains:

Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], Belgium, 25 February 1918 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 3 April 1918 [includes envelope];
Photocopy of letter from P. Sevray to "Monsieur le Dockteur" [Keith McKeddie Doig], Beussent 8 April 1918 [letter written in French];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 12 April 1918 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 13 April 1918 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 15 April 1918 [includes envelope];
Postcards from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], Edinburgh, 15 April [1918] [two postcards featuring scenes of Edinburgh; includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 29 April 1918 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 2 May 1918 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 4 May 1918 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], 1st Australian General Hospital, France, 15 August 1918 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], 1st Australian General Hospital, France, 29 August 1918 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], 1st Australian General Hospital, France, 8-10 September 1918 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], Woolwich, London, 22 September 1918 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], 1st Australian General Hospital, France, 1 November 1918 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], 1st Australian General Hospital, France, 10 November 1918 [includes envelope]; and
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], 1st Australian General Hospital, France, 16 November 1918 [includes envelope].