Rea, Charles (Gunner)

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Accession Number PR00184
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Papers
Maker Rea, Charles
Date made 1916-1919
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 92/0662
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Two diaries relating to the First World War service of Gunner Charles Rea (30199), accompanied by three postcards and a typed transcript and letter. The diaries describe the sea voyage from Sydney to England; periods of leave in London and Northumberland; active service on the Western Front, including the August 18 offensive; and experiences of bombardments, casualties, and muddy conditions encountered in France and Belgium. A typed copy of a post armistice letter to his mother describes his relief at the end of hostilities. Also included are three photographic postcards from 'Vera' addressed to Rea feature images from a fete for 'War Chest Day'.