Thomson, Eric Mostyn (Private, b.1894 - d.1916)

Place Africa: Egypt, Cairo, Heliopolis
Accession Number PR04502
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Letters
Maker Thomson, Eric Mostyn
Place made At sea
Date made 1915
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of 2811 Private Eric Mostyn Thomson, 59th Battalion, AIF. Collection consists of 3 typed copies of letters written by Pte Thomson to his mother, in November and December 1915. The letters describe activities on the transport ship [Ulysses] and Pte Thompson details the differences between this ship he was on and the HMAS Australia on which his brother Able Seaman William H Thompson, was a crew member. Pte Thompson also dscribes what life was like in Fietoun camp.