Series 27: Pritchard collection

Accession Number RC05278
Collection number Postcard Collection (Silk Postcards) 10/27/-
Collection type Published Collection
Record type Series
Item count 26
Object type Postcard
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

This series contains cards collected by Emily Pritchard and her husband Robert during the First World War. The couple with their two sons Robert Jnr and Richard, resided in Sydney, Australia. The Pritchards would often let rooms in Darlinghurst, Sydney to the sons of families they knew, from Wales and north England. Many of these boys later served in the First World War and sent postcards to the Pritchards. The collection includes six postcards from 2139 Private Albert Victor Bretherton MM, 19 Battalion, who later died of wounds on 9 October 1918 in France. There is also a card sent by 819 Private Norman Henry Crank, 19 Battalion, later killed in action at Bullecourt, France, on 3 May 1917. This collection comprises silk postcards, portraits, battle scenes and scenic postcards