Letters to the mother of Hugh Barr, 1917-1927

Accession Number RCDIG0001237
Collection number 1DRL/0092
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 4
Object type Letters
Physical description 5 Image/s captured
Maker Hillary, Cyril Hamilton Corby
Various
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, France, Western Front
Date made 1917-1918; 1927
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Letters relating to the First World War service of Sergeant Hugh Barr, 44th Battalion. Included are two condolence letters addressed to Barr’s mother from his company commander and battalion adjutant detailing the manner of his death and extolling his nature as a fine soldier. Also included in this file is a letter detailing his Military Medal citation and a letter from the director of the Australian War Memorial which includes a short biography of Barr.
This file contains:
Letter from Captain Roy Skinner to the mother of Hugh Barr, France, 30 October 1917;
Letter from Captain Cyril Hamilton Corby Hillary to the mother of Hugh Barr, In the field, 5 November 1917;
Letter sent to the mother of Hugh Barr containing his Military Medal citation, Melbourne, 10 July 1918;
Letter from the Director of the Australian War Memorial [John Treloar] to the mother of Hugh Barr, [Melbourne], 25 June 1927.