Correspondence relating to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, 1916-1931

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Accession Number AWM2016.30.91
Collection number PR89/034
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 25
Object type Papers
Physical description 78 Image/s captured
Maker Various
Place made Australia, France, United Kingdom
Date made 1916-1919; 1931
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Correspondence relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Colonel Frederick William Gadsby Annand, 2nd Pioneer Battalion. This file contains correspondence both sent to and written by Annand during the course of his service abroad. Included are several letters to and from Annand’s family, in particular two letters from his sons regarding the design of a pulley and a yacht. Also included are a series of scenic and illustrated postcards, notably depicting Dublin and the Fovant Badges, which Annand has annotated with notes on his travels in the United Kingdom. Two photographic postcards depict children, presumably Annand’s, and several telegrams welcome him home to Australia as commanding officer aboard the retuning troopship H.T. “Norman”, including one from Victorian Premier Harry Lawson. The remainder of the items in this file are various greeting cards and handwritten notes.

This file contains:
Envelope addressed to Helen Annand [from Frederick William Gadsby Annand], postmarked 17 January 1916;
Postcard from Helen 'Nell' Annand to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, 12 July 1916 [depicts two children];
Cablegram to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, 4 January 1917 [includes envelope];
Cablegram to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, 13 June 1917 [includes envelope];
Postcard from Frederick William Gadsby Annand to his children, 11 October 1917 [depicts the Fovant Badges];
Letter to Helen 'Nell' Annand from her sister, Arondale, 22 October 1917 [photocopy];
Letter to Frederick William Gadsby Annand from his son Rob, [Brisbane], 24 October 1917 [photocopy];
Postcard from Frederick William Gadsby Annand, “In the field”, 3 December 1917 [depicts Viceregal Lodge, Dublin];
Postcard from Frederick William Gadsby Annand, “In the field”, 3 December 1917 [depicts Stephens Green, North Dublin];
Postcard from Frederick William Gadsby Annand, “In the field”, 3 December 1917 [depicts Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin];
Postcard from Frederick William Gadsby Annand, “In the field”, 3 December 1917 [depicts Grafton Street, Dublin];
Postcard from Frederick William Gadsby Annand, “In the field”, 3 December 1917 [depicts Four Courts, Dublin];
Letter to Frederick William Gadsby Annand from his son Geoff, Brisbane, 10 February 1918 [photocopy, includes yacht plans and envelope];
Letter from Frederick William Gadsby Annand to his son Geoff, “In the field”, 28 August 1918 [photocopy];
Letter from S. H. [Potts] to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, London, 13 May 1919;
Telegram from "Wirra Wirra" to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, Toowoomba, 12 August 1919;
Telegram from Harry Lawson, Premier of Victoria, to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, O.C. Troops "Norman", Melbourne, 16 August 1919;
Telegram from [indecipherable] and "Ned" to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, Wallaville, 16 August 1919;
Telegram from "Frank, [indecipherable] and family" to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, Brisbane, 23 August 1919;
Greeting card "Joy" from [indecipherable] to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, 24 December 1931;
Postcard from Helen 'Nell' Annand to Frederick William Gadsby Annand, n.d. [depicts Annand's children];
Handwritten note on where to get materials in Belgium, n.d.;
Handwritten note on rules and regulations, n.d.;
Greeting card "Our Feathered Friends" from "Mavis" to "My dear Jenny Wren", n.d. [annotated with addresses];
The British Soldier's Writing Case [includes envelopes and notes on the 2nd Pioneer Battalion's activities and reinforcements].