Reinmuth, Harold Claude (Private, b.1893 - d.1962)

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Accession Number PR03188
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Letters, Postcard
Maker Reinmuth, Harold Claude
Place made Egypt
Date made 1915-1916
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Correspondence written by 2747 Private Harold C Reinmuth, 15 Battalion, between 1915 and 1917 to his sister Elsie. Reinmuth writes most of the letters from various training camps in Egypt including Claremont Camp and Lueton Camp, 1915 and Ismailia, Moascar and Serapeum Camps, 1916. His early letters reflect his excitement at seeing new places and his optimism of returning to Australia by Christmas 1916. Other letters discuss the possibility of conscription, how he is glad that he volunteered and the terrible feeling of being forced into battle against your will. The tone of his letters become more sombre with his reflections that he came too late to help the 'boys' during the Landing. The final lette r in 1917, several months before he returned to Australia, is written about leave in York while recovering from wounds. The collection also contains two postcards.

History / Summary

His early letters reflect his excitement of seeing new places and his optimism of returning to Australia by Christmas 1916. Other letters discuss the possibility of consciption, how he is glad that he volunteered and the terrible feeling of being forced into batttle against your will. The tone of his letters become more sombre with his reflections that he came too late to help 'the boys' during the Landing. The final letter in 1917, several months before he returned to Australia, is written about leave in York while recovering from wounds. The collection also contains two postcards.