Letters from Douglas Barrett-Lennard to his parents, 1914-1915

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Accession Number RCDIG0001132
Collection number 1DRL/0093
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 4
Object type Letters
Physical description 14 Image/s captured
Maker Barrett-Lennard, Douglas
Unknown
Place made At sea, Egypt: North Egypt, Mena, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Anzac Area (Gallipoli), Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Anzac Area (Gallipoli), Anzac Beaches Area, Gaba Tepe
Date made 1914-1915; 1928
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Letters relating to the First World War service of 1879 Driver Douglas Barrett-Lennard, 3rd Australian Field Artillery Brigade. These handwritten transcriptions of the original letters were made by the Barrett-Lennard family and donated in 1928. These letters cover: life aboard the troopship HMAT Medic; fellow 8th Battery soldier Tom Cusack; his time in camp in Egypt, including his sightseeing in Cairo and a night of dancing with a young French woman; his time at Gallipoli; how the battery was exhausted and fatigued after having been in action for ten straight days. The last of his letters is written shortly before going into action on 17 July 1915. Barrett-Lennard was killed in action later that same day.
This file contains:
Letter from Douglas Barrett-Lennard to his father, [at sea], [1914];
Letter from Douglas Barrett-Lennard to his mother, Mena Camp, [Egypt], 2 March 1915;
Letter from Douglas Barrett-Lennard to his mother, "Active Service", [Anzac], 13 May 1915;
Letter from Douglas Barrett-Lennard to his father, Gaba Tepe, 17 July [1915].