Letters from William James Gunn Murray to his family, 1917

Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Horsham
Accession Number RCDIG0001370
Collection number 1DRL/0530
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 4
Object type Letters
Physical description 10 Image/s captured
Maker Murray, William James Gunn
Place made France
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use, permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use
Description

Letters relating to the First World War service of 5147 Private William James Gunn Murray, 58th Battalion. Writing from France, Murray details the bitterly cold winter of 1916-1917, the ground regularly alternating between frozen earth and mud and slush. He uses the letters to respond to news from home and inquire as to how his family is going back in Australia. In one letter to his sister, Murray writes that he is tired of fighting and would rather be back in his old job. He also writes that it has been a while since he heard from his brothers George and Leslie, who were also serving. Murray’s last letter is dated 10 February 1917. He was killed near Lagnicourt on 27 March 1917.
This file contains:
Letter from William James Gunn Murray to his family, France, 7 January 1917;
Letter from William James Gunn Murray to his family, France, 26 January 1917;
Letter from William James Gunn Murray to his sister Lena, France, February 1917;
Letter from William James Gunn Murray to his family, France, 10 February 1917.