Dalziel, Henry (Private, b.1893 - d.1965)

Accession Number PR06399
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 2cm.
Object type Letter, Book, Document, Souvenir
Maker Dalziel, Henry
Place made At sea
Date made 1920-1963
Access Open
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Period 1960-1969
First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of 1936 Private Henry Dalziel, 15th Battalion. Collection consists of twelve letters with envelopes, one postcard, and two empty envelopes, written by Dalziel to his daughter Anne, between May and July 1956, most while aboard the P&O ship Arcadia on his way to London to celebrate the centenary of the institution of the Victoria Cross. One of the letters has two drink coasters enclosed and there is also a 'gala' menu from the ship. The letters are affectionately written. Souvenirs from this time include a laminated invitation from 'Her Majesty's Government' to attend the celebrations and a copy of the Service of Thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey.

The collection also contains four other laminated official invitations to various events held during the 1960's, and Dalziel's Certificate of Discharge from the Australian Military Forces (also laminated), dated June 1920. Of particular note is a autograph book presented to Dalziel from the Citizens of Townsville. The cover is hand drawn and coloured. Signatures in the book include those of Townsville residents, and local companies and their staffs.