Extracts from letters by Robert Burnside Carter to his Family, 1915-1918

Place Europe: France
Accession Number RCDIG0000221
Collection number 1DRL/0193
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 1
Object type Letters
Physical description 21 Image/s captured
Maker Carter, Robert Burnside
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1915-1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Handwritten extracts from letters relating to the First World War service of Captain Robert Burnside Carter MC, 123rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. The original letters were written by Robert Carter to his family in Sydney, Australia, between 23 March 1915 and 6 October 1918. In these extracts, Robert Carter describes his daily activities as a Medical Officer in training, the establishment of a makeshift hospital in a school and the growing reputation of the Australian soldiers. He also comments on the level of censorship applied to soldiers' letters and the merit of collecting such letters for 'the historical record'. The handwritten extracts were made in 1930 by his father, H G Carter. The location of the originals is unknown.