Burns, Hugh Matheson (Captain, b.1899 - d.1958)

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Accession Number PR04495
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: .5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Letter, Card, Postcard
Maker Burns, Hugh Matheson
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1918-1919
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

Collection relating to the First World War service of 61363 Private (later Captain) Hugh Matheson Burns, Army Pay Corps, United Kingdom, Europe, 1918-1919.

Wallet 1 of 1 - Consists of four letters, two postcards and a card Burns sent to his sisters, Helen and Betty, between September 1918 and August 1919. One of the letters and a postcard, written at sea, describe his voyage from Melbourne to England, the conditions and living arrangements at sea, his orderly duties, the concerts held aboard the ship, and his ambitions to enter officer candidate school. The remaining correspondence was written after the armistice, and discuss Burns' work and daily activities in England, his observations and comments regarding a soldier's life, and his travels in London, Edinburgh, Surrey, to the Isle of Wight, and around Europe.