Colley, William Eric (Driver, b.1896 - d.?)

Accession Number AWM2016.147.6
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letter
Maker Colley, William Eric
Place made Egypt, Ottoman Empire: Lebanon
Date made 1918-1919
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Collection relating to the First World War service of 15096 Driver William Eric Colley, 3rd Brigade, Middle East, 1918-1919. Collection consists of two handwritten letters and two postcards from Colley to Edith and Ruby Bulkeley (nicknamed Doc and Joe in letter dated 29 March 1919). Colley's correspondence to the sisters details his time spent in camp in the Middle East after the end of the war and what life is like there, talks about quarantine measures due to the Spanish Flu and lists some of the places the Brigade have moved during their final months of service. Colley also discusses some trouble that Australian soldiers have expereinced with the Egyptian people and new skills he has acquired in cooking.