WWI Cassidys too were there

Accession Number MSS2014
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Manuscript
Maker Burgheim, Lyn and Peter
Date made 2005
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
First World War, 1914-1918

45p bound manuscript: 'WWI Cassidys too were there.' Describes the First World War experiences of 10 Cassidy family members together with the Second World War experiences of 2 family members. The manuscript provides a brief biographical introduction for each serviceman together with information about their experience of war. The accounts are compiled from information found in service records, correspondence and family stories. The 10 First World War serviceman included in the manuscript are 453 Private Albert Samuel Anderson, 29 Infantry Battalion; 6951 Private James Justice Cassidy Anderson, 6 Infantry Battalion; 7342 Private Albert Joseph Cassidy, 4 Infantry Battalion; 860 Private Alfred Cassidy, 24 Infantry Battalion; 2080 Private Edwin Robert Cassidy, 1 Pioneer Battalion; 3767 Private James Alfred Edgar Cassidy, 51 Infantry Battalion; 1016 Private James Ernest Cassidy, Light Trench Mortar Battery; 1474 Private Sam Edward Cassidy, 9 Light Horse Regiment; 765 Private William Francis Cassidy, 27 Infantry Battalion; 2641 Private Arthur James McMenamin, 5 Infantry Battalion. First World War veteran, 765 Private William Francis Cassidy's two sons' experiences during the Second World War are also included in the manuscript - S6605 Private Laurence James Cassidy, South Australia Lines of Communication Provost Company and VX44427 Corporal Gregory William Cassidy, 2/24 Battalion. Also includes certificates, colour patches, maps, medals, newspaper clippings, paintings, philately, photographs, postcards, posters and war diary excerpts.