Nunan, Daniel

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Marmara, Chanak, Gallipoli Peninsula
Accession Number PR05111
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Letters
Maker Nunan, Daniel
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Chanak, Gallipoli Peninsula
Date made 1915
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of 224 Sergeant (Sgt) Daniel Nunan, whilst serving with the 7th Light Horse Regiment AIF. Comprises one original handwritten letter, dated 11 July 1915, written by Sgt Nunan whilst on the Gallipoli Peninsula, to his wife Annie. Sgt Nunan writes mainly about missing his wife and daughter, with some mention of the landscape and climate. The letter was written on the back of a troopship serial - 'Peninsula Press', No 40, 29 June 1915 and he asks his wife to give it to her father to '...see the news we get here". Within a couple of weeks of writing the letter, Sgt Nunan was hospitalised in Malta and then England, before returning to Australia in March 1916. In December 1917, he reinlisted with the service number 57005, and served as a Trooper again with the 7th Light Horse Regiment before returning to Australia in December 1918.