Fethers, Wilfred Kent (Lieutenant Colonel, b.1885 - d.1976)

Accession Number AWM2016.858.1
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 12 cm; Wallet/s: 3
Object type Scrapbook
Maker Fethers, Wilfred Kent
Place made Australia, Egypt
Date made 1913-1917
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Collection relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Colonel Wilfred Kent Fethers DSO, 24th Infantry Battalion, and his brothers Captain Bernard Denton Fethers, Lieutenant Cyril Denton Fethers MC, Captain Geoffrey Ernest Fethers, and Major Noel Denton Fethers, 1913-1917.

Collection consists of three scrapbooks, two red and one brown, compiled by Wilfred Kent Fethers and his wife, Phyllis. They contain newspaper articles, telegrams, postcards, photographs, and other related ephemera relating to the brothers' First World War service. A majority of the collection consists of newspaper cuttings relating to the Gallipoli campaign, fighting in the Somme, and other major news relating to the war on most fronts. Other notable inclusions are a personal telegram sent to Lieutenant Colonel Fethers from Lieutenant General Birdwood, and a typed eyewitness account of the Armenian Genocide by an Armenian who escaped Ottoman Turkey.