|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||1 wallet: 1 cm|
Colley, William Eric
|Place made||Egypt, Ottoman Empire: Lebanon|
First World War, 1914-1918
Colley, William Eric (Driver, b.1896 - d.?)
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.