Extracts from letters by Herbert Gordon Carter sent to his Parents, 1914-1919

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Accession Number RCDIG0000220
Collection number 1DRL/0192
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Letters
Physical description 53 Image/s captured
Maker Carter, Herbert Gordon
Place made Egypt, France
Date made 1914-1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Handwritten extracts from letters relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Colonel Herbert Gordon Carter DSO, 5th Australian Pioneer Battalion. The original letters were sent by Herbert Carter to his Parents in Australia between 14 October 1914 and 22 May 1919. In these extracts, Carter records the constant bombardment at Gallipoli, the attack on Lone Pine, receiving treatment for the effects of shellshock and the evacuation of the peninsula. His later letters, written from France, describe his duties as an Officer, the effects of tear gas, the devastating effect of the war on civillians and, finally, his relief at the end of hostilities. The handwritten extracts were made by Herbert Carter's father, H. J. Carter, and presented to the Memorial in 1930. The location of the originals is unknown.