Stevens, Ronald Tapper (Private, b.1907 - d.1981)

Accession Number PR05726
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: .5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Letters
Maker Stevens, Ronald Tapper
Place made British Mandate of Palestine: Palestine
Date made 1940
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of NX9580 Private Ronald Tapper Stevens, 2/3 Australian Infantry Battalion, Second Australian Imperial Force, Palestine, 1940.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Consists of one letter from Private Stevens to his acquaintance “Rose” [identity unknown], dated 11 February 1940, and one incomplete letter from Private Stevens to his acquaintance “Bill” [identity unknown], which is undated. The letters were written while Private Stevens was training with 2/3 Australian Infantry Battalion in Palestine in 1940. In his letters, Private Stevens writes about enjoying army life, his sea voyage to Palestine, looking forward to letters from Australia, riding on camels, and his impressions of the local people and environment.