Letter from Urban Stanley Billing to his wife, 1918

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Accession Number RCDIG0001305
Collection number PR83/053
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 3
Object type Letters
Physical description 24 Image/s captured
Maker Billing, Urban Stanley (Stan)
Place made Egypt: Suez Canal, Port Said
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Letter relating to the First World War service of 3509 Trooper Urban Stanley Billing, 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment. The 20 page letter was written by Tpr Billing to his wife Louisa Billing on 16 November 1918 whilst he was a patient in 14th Australian General Hospital at Port Said in Egypt. The letter describes the big push from Jaffa to Damascus, when mounted troops under General Allenby crushed the 3rd and 4th Turkish Armies in September to October 1918. Also includes two envelopes. A post script to the letter states the letter grew so big he was posting it in two envelopes.

This file includes:
Letter from Urban Stanley Billing to his wife, Port Said, 16 November 1918
Envelope No 1. Active Service Envelope addressed to Mrs S Billing, Warracknabeal, Victoria.
Envelope No 2. Active Service Envelope addressed to Mrs S Billing, Warracknabeal, Victoria.