|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||2 wallets: 4cm|
|Object type||Letters, Photograph, Book|
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|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
|Copying Provisions||Copying permitted subject to physical condition|
Spargo, Edwin Bennett 'Ted' (Lieutenant, b.1888 - d.1915)
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'.
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.