Corderoy, Ralph Schofield

Accession Number PR05456
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Diary, Letters
Maker Australian Military Forces Records Office
Corderoy, Ralph Schofield
Date made 1941-1948
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of NX45755 Private (Pte) Ralph Schofield Corderoy, 2/20 Battalion AIF, who died of illness in Japan whilst a prisoner of war of the Japanese on 29 January 1944. Comprises original pocket size diary kept by Pte Corderoy from 9 October 1943 until 13 January 1944, a letter sent in 1945 from the Australian Military Forces Records Office advising Pte Corderoy's mother of her son's death, a letter dated 1948 from 2/20th Battalion Association with accompanying photographs of Pte Corderoy's grave in Japan, a battalion Christmas card 1941, and a souvenir postcard that has the appearance of currency with the inclusion of two small photographs of Pte Corderoy and his girlfriend.