Letters from Frederick Lawrence Wall to his parents, 1915-1918

Accession Number RCDIG0000184
Collection number 1DRL/0592
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 5
Object type Letters
Physical description 17 Image/s captured
Maker Wall, Frederick Lawrence
Place made Belgium, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Letters relating to First World War service of Major (later Lieutenant Colonel) Frederick Lawrence Wall MC, Australian Army Medical Corps. These letters are from Wall to his parents, written between 1915 and 1918. In them, he writes about arriving at Gallipoli, and the adjustment from being 'scared' by the constant rain of bullets, to accepting them as part of life. He describes in some detail the differences between the Australian and British men, particularly their dialect. He also describes the Advanced Field Dressing Station at which he worked at Gallipoli, and a Regimental Aid Post in Pozieres.
File contains:
Letter from Fred Wall to his mother, Gallipoli, 13 August 1915;
Letter from Fred Wall to his father, Gallipoli, 16 August 1915;
Letter from Fred Wall to his parents, No 1 (Syrian) Convalescent Hospital, Alexandria, 17 September 1915;
Letter from Fred Wall to his father, Belgium, 6 September 1916
Letter from Fred Wall to his family, France, 23 December 1918