|Collection type||Digitised Collection|
|Physical description||53 Image/s captured|
Carter, Herbert Gordon
|Place made||Egypt, France|
First World War, 1914-1918
|Copying Provisions||Attached digital images are protected by copyright and are provided here for research and study purposes. For further use, please contact the Memorial.|
Extracts from letters by Herbert Gordon Carter sent to his Parents, 1914-1919
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.