Letters relating to Alan Dudley Henderson, 1915-1927

Accession Number RCDIG0000999
Collection number 1DRL/0339
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 2
Object type Letter, Typescript
Physical description 3 Image/s captured
Maker Henderson, Alan Dudley
Treloar, John Linton
Place made At sea, Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1915; 1927
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Digital format and content protected by copyright.

Letters relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Alan Dudley Henderson, 7th Infantry Battalion. This extract is taken from a letter written by Henderson on the eve of the landing at Gallipoli, and describes the importance that this day would have for Australia and its tradition. He and his brother Captain Rupert Howard Henderson, both of 7th Battalion, were killed in the Gallipoli campaign within a few weeks of each other. Lietenant Alan Henderson died of wounds sustained at the landing, while his brother Rupert was killed in action at the Second Battle of Krithia. The second letter in this file is from the Director of the Australian War Memorial Major John Linton Treloar to the father of Alan Dudley Henderson and Rupert Howard Henderson, inquiring as to whether he would be willing to donate their personal letters to the national collection. The letter also includes a short biographical summary of each brother.
This file contains:
Typed extract of letter from Alan Dudley Henderson, [at sea], 24 April [1915];
Letter from Major [John Treloar], Director of the Australian War Memorial, to the father of Alan Dudley Henderson and Rupert Howard Henderson, [Melbourne], 28 April 1927.