Letters from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his family, August to December 1917

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Accession Number RCDIG0001201
Collection number 2DRL/0785
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 45
Object type Letters
Physical description 274 Image/s captured
Maker Gallwey, Wilfred Denver
Place made United Kingdom: England, Dorset, Weymouth, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London, United Kingdom: England, Kent, Dartford, United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Codford, United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Longbridge Deverill, United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Perham Downs, United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Warminster, United Kingdom: Scotland, Edinburgh
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Letters relating to the First World War service of 2430 Lance Corporal Wilfred Denver Gallwey, 47th Battalion. The letters were written to various members of his immediate family between August and December 1917. In these letters, Gallwey writes of his participation in the fighting at Bullecourt and Messines, and the shell shock and trench fever that led to his evacuation to England. He also writes of his training in signals, including a lengthy account of his leave in London and into Scotland. Gallwey expresses pride in performing his duty and his belief in conscription, and records his disappointment in the failure of the 1917 plebiscite. He routinely writes of the progress of the war for his family at home. This file contains:
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Ward B27, Bed 8, Dartford, Kent, 3 August 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his father, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, B27 Ward, Dartford, Kent, 5 August 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, No. 2 Command Depot, Weymouth, 11 August 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his father, A.I.F. & War Chest Club, London, 18 August 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his sister, Edinburgh, 26 August 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his father, Codford, Salisbury Plains, No. 6 Camp, D Coy, 12 September 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his sister, No. 4 Command Depot, No. 6 Camp, D Company, Codford, Salisbury Plains, England, 19 September 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, No. 4 Command Depot, No. 6 Camp, D Company, Codford, Salisbury Plains, England, 19 September 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his family and friends, No. 4 Command Depot, No. 6 Camp, D Company, Codford, Salisbury Plains, Wiltshire, England, 21 September 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his sister, No. 4 Command Depot, No. 6 Camp, D Company, Codford, Salisbury Plains, Wiltshire, England, 24 September 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, No. 4 Command Depot, No. 6 Camp, D Company, Codford, Salisbury Plains, Wiltshire, England, 29 September 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his sister, No. 4 Commande Dépôt, No. 6 Camp, D Compagnie, Codford, Wiltshire, Angleterre, 30em Septembre 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, No. 7 Camp, B Company, Overseas Training Battalion, Perham Downs, Wiltshire, England, 2 October 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, B Company, Overseas Training Battalion, No. 7 Camp, Perham Downs, England, 4 October 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, B Company, No. 1 Overseas Training Battalion, No. 7 Camp, Perham Downs, Wiltshire, England, 6 October 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, B Company, No. 1 Overseas Training Battalion, No. 7 Camp, Perham Downs, Wiltshire, England, 9 October 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his father, B Company, No. 1 Overseas Training Battalion, No. 7 Camp, Perham Downs, Wiltshire, England, 9 October 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, B Company, No. 2 Overseas Training Battalion, No. 13 Sandhill Camp, Longbridge, Deverill, via Warminster, Wiltshire, England, 16 October 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his sister, Warminster, 24 October 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, N.C.O. School of Instruction, No. 13 Sandhill Camp, Longbridge, Deverill, via Warminster, Wiltshire, England, 27 October 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, 12th Training Battalion, No. 13 Camp, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 28 October 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, N.C.O. School of Instruction, No. 13 Sandhill Camp, Longbridge, Deverill, via Warminster, England, 28 October 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his father, 4th Division School of Signalling, No. 2 Camp, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 31 October 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his father, 4th Division School of Signalling, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 3 November 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to mother, School of Signalling, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 4 November 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to 4th Division, School of Signalling, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 4 November 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his father, 4th Division School of Signalling, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 7 November 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, 4th Division School of Signalling, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 10 November 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, 4th Division School of Signalling, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 10 November 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to mother, 4th Division School of Signalling, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 14 November 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his sister, 4th Division School of Sigs, Codford, Wilts, England, 16 November 1917 [includes newspaper clipping on his convalescence];
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, 4th Division School of Signalling, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 20 November 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his father, 4th Division School of Signalling, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 24 November 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, 4th Division School of Signalling, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 29 November 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, 4th Division School of Signalling, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 1 December 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, 4th Division School of Signalling, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 4 December 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his father, 4th Div. School of Sigs, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 6 December 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, 4th Division School of Signalling, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 9 December 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, 4th Division School of Signalling, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 10 December 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his sister, 4th Division School of Sigs, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 11 December 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his sister, 4th Division School of Signalling, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 14 December 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, 4th Division School of Signalling, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 17 December 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, 4th Division School of Signalling, Codford, Wilshire, England, 18 December 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his father, 4th Division School of Signalling, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 21 December 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, 4th Division School of Signalling, Codford, Wiltshire, England, 28 December 1917.