|Place||Middle East: Syria|
|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1cm|
Smith, Robert Luckhust
Second World War, 1939-1945
Thomas, Sidney Edwin (Lieutenant, b.1916 - d.1940)
Collection relating to the Second World War service of SX3124 Lieutenant Sidney Edwin Thomas, 2/27 Battalion, Second Australian Imperial Force. Collection contains a typescript copy of a letter written by SX2699 Sergeant Robert Luckhurst Smith to the father of Lieutenant Thomas, Edwin James Thomas, dated 10 August 1941. Letter contains a description of the leadership and personality qualities of Thomas, written shortly after he was killed in action in Syria. This copy was circulated to Lieutenant Thomas' colleagues in the Commonwealth Public Service Board, where Thomas worked prior to enlistment.