|Place||Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Horsham|
|Collection type||Digitised Collection|
|Physical description||10 Image/s captured|
Murray, William James Gunn
First World War, 1914-1918
|Copying Provisions||Copy provided for personal non-commercial use, permission from copyright holder must be sought for commercial use|
Letters from William James Gunn Murray to his family, 1917
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.