Moxham, Cyril Aubrey Hergest

Accession Number PR05207
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm & 1 folio
Object type Letters, Map
Maker Various
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Singleton
Date made 1943; 1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of NX68324 (NX70915) Lieutenant (Lt) Cyril Aubrey Hergest Moxham who served with 2/2 Australian Machine Gun Battalion including a period with the Released Prisoners of War & Internees Reception Centre, Labuan. Comprises three letters written to Lt Moxham in 1945, and an illustrated map of the Tami Islands hand drawn by Lt Moxham in 1943. One of the letters was written by his mother from Singleton, describing her joy at the news that the war had ended. The other two letters were written in December 1945 by Dutch nuns after they had left Labuan, and mention the names of several people they had met in camp on Labuan, as well as their movements since leaving the island. Also related to this collection are three Nominal Rolls listing the names of military and civilian prisoners of war who were repatriated from Kuching and Singapore via Labuan in September to October 1945, located in the Official Records Collection AWM254 [362] - [364]. A separate Private Records collection [PR05956] contains additional documents related to Lt Moxham's Second World War service.