Letters from Eric Burgess to his Family, 1915-1917

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Accession Number RCDIG0000215
Collection number 1DRL/0162
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 14
Object type Letters
Physical description 45 Image/s captured
Maker Burgess, Eric
Various
Place made France, Malta, Malta: Malta (island), Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915-1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Photostat copies of letters relating to the First World War service of 1674 Gunner Eric Burgess, 53rd Battery, 5th Australian Field Artillery Brigade. The original letters were written by Eric Burgess to his family in Australia between 4 October 1915 and 19 April 1917. The letters describe the illness in the trenches at Gallipoli, the actions that led to his wounding and subsequent convalescence. Also included is a letter written on Burgess's behalf by Assistant Matron Lyle. The photostat copies were made by the Australian War Memorial in 1928. The location of the originals is unknown.
This file contains:
Letter from Eric Burgess to his parents, 4 October 1915 [photostat];
Letter from Eric Burgess to Dora, 17 October 1915 [photostat];
Letter from Eric Burgess to his parents, 18 October 1915 [photostat];
Letters from Eric Burgess to his mother and father, 30 November and 3 December 1915 [photostat];
Letter from Eric Burgess to his mother, 17 January 1916 [photostat];
Letter from Eric Burgess to his family, 13 March 1916 [photostat] [incomplete];
Letter from Eric Burgess to his father, 14 May 1916 [photostat];
Letter from Eric Burgess to his father, 27 May 1916 [photostat];
Letter from Eric Burgess to his father, 16 October 1916 [photostat];
Letter from Eric Burgess to his parents, 18 November 1916 [photostat] [incomplete];
Letter from Eric Burgess to his father, 23 November 1916 [photostat];
Letter from Eric Burgess to his father, 15 December 1916 [photostat];
Letter from Assistant Matron Lyle to Mrs Burgess, 17 April 1917 [photostat];
Letter from Eric Burgess to his mother, 19 April 1917 [photostat].