Letter from [Grannly Correspondent] to the Sydney Morning Herald

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number AWM2017.6.167
Collection number PR82/008
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Letter, Photograph
Physical description 7 Image/s captured
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Clifton
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Letter from [Grannly Correspondent] to the Sydney Morning Herald, Clifton, 17 February 1916. The letter mentions and gives details about Private Daniel William Dignam. Attached to the letter is sheet of information on the character and exploits of Private Dignam during his service at Gallipoli. Also known as “Dan the irrepressible”, Private Dignham had been a gatekeeper with the railway prior to enlistment and was well known on the Illawarra line. Also attached is a photograph is of two soldiers in uniform, with Private Dignam being the man seated on the left.