Fitzpatrick, Reginald Thomas (Able Seaman, b.1920 - )

Accession Number PR03674.002
Collection type Private Record
Record type Item
Measurement 1 custom made box
Object type Letters
Maker Fitzpatrick, Reginald Thomas
Place made Australia: Northern Territory, Darwin
Date made 1942
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

A letter and corresponding envelope written by Able Seaman Reginald T Fitzpatrick to his girlfriend Merle (later wife) from HMAS Melville in Darwin on 14 August 1942. Due to a shortage of appropriate writing material, the letter and envelope were written on thin sheets of wood shaving taken from pearling luggers which had been operating out of Darwin before the war.

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