Spargo, Edwin Bennett 'Ted' (Lieutenant, b.1888 - d.1915)

Accession Number PR03569
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 2 wallets: 4cm
Object type Letters, Photograph, Book
Maker G Lekegian & Co.
Paul, Thomas Giles
Pearce & Fullwood
Spargo, Edwin Bennett 'Ted'
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Brunswick, Egypt: Alexandria, Egypt: Cairo, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1907-1915
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the service of Lieutenant Edwin Bennett 'Ted' Spargo, 6 Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, 1915. Collection includes: letter from Spargo to Miss 'Pat' Patterson, dated 26 June 1915, Alexandria (includes envelope); a letter of condolence from 121 Private (later Captain) Thomas Giles Paul, 6 Battalion, to Mrs Fullwood (Spargo's sister); studio portrait of Spargo in a suit (photographic postcard), Pearce & Fullwood, Brunswick; studio portrait of Spargo in uniform, Pearce & Fullwood, Brunswick; studio portrait of Spargo in uniform, Lekegian & Co, Cairo; book, 'A dream of fair women' (1907, illustrations by Harrison Fisher), with inscription 'Pat from Ted, Xmas 1910'.

History / Summary

Biographical information: born 16 August 1888; enlisted 15 August 1914; embarked 19 October 1914, HMAT Hororata; served 6 Battalion; wounded 25 April 1915, Gallipoli; rejoined unit 14 July 1915; killed in action 7 August 1915, Gallipoli, leading attack on German Officers' trench. Son of James Henry and Jessie Ann Spargo, of 173 Tooronga Road, East Malvern, Victoria, Australia. Native of Brunswick.