Wiese, Clive Stanley (Staff Sergeant, b.1917 - d.2011)

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Accession Number PR05771
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Letter
Maker Wiese, Clive Stanley
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1942
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of SX7733 Staff Sergeant Clive Stanley Wiese, 2/10th Australian Infantry Battalion, New Guinea, 1942.

Collection consists of one original handwritten letter from Wiese to his aunt, dated 16 October 1942 and written between the battles of Milne Bay and Buna. The letter is written on toilet paper and in the opening of the letter Wiese describes the shortage of writing material. Also described in the letter are topics such as: camp conditions; the good relationship between the Australians and the native Papuans; casualties, including close friends and people known to Wiese's aunt; mosquitoes and malaria; food supplies; and family affairs. Also included in the collection is a 'band-aid', originally used to hold the letter together.