Toohey, Reginald Matthew (Gunner, b.1913 - d.1991)

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Accession Number PR05955
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Letter
Maker Toohey, Reginald Matthew
Place made Australia, France, Germany
Date made 1941-c.1970
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 VX15408 Gunner Reginald Matthew Toohey, 2/2 Field Regiment.

Wallet 1 of 1 - Collection consists of letters dated between August 1941 and January 1945 from Toohey to his family. Toohey was interned at Stalag VIII-B (later Stalag 344) and Stalag VII-A. and writes about experiences such as being part of a coal-mining work party, attending mass, receiving red cross parcels, parcels from home and letters, having an injured foot, an incident in which there was a fire and his barrack burned down, changing camps in order to receive dental treatment, and having Christmas in the camp. Toohey also responds to various items of news from home.

The collection also contains several letters to Toohey written by friends and family after the war.