Letters written by Garnet Ingamells Adcock, 1916-1919

Accession Number AWM2017.6.197
Collection number 2DRL/0123
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 2
Object type Letter
Physical description 106 Image/s captured
Maker Adcock, Garnet Ingamells
Place made Belgium, France
Date made 1916-1919; 1930
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Transcript of letters relating to the First World War service of Captain Garnet Ingamells Adcock, 2nd Australian Tunnelling Company. These letters, transcribed by Adcock, cover the period 28 May 1916 to 22 April 1919. At the start of the file is a disclaimer by Adcock stating that many of the letter are excerpts with some details expanded by him as he was transcribing. These letters mention: the voyage aboard HMAT Warilda; camp life; leave in England and the south of France; trench and Tunnelling techniques; his work after his diagnosis of 'shellshock'; his work in using the existing catacombs in France as part of warfare; boredom at the front; his visit to germany in 1919 and his marriage to Belgian woman in 1918.

This file contains:
96 pages of extracts of letter transcribed by Captain Garnet Ingamells Adcock, 28 May 1916 - 19 April 1919 [also includes excerpts from war diaries]
Transcribed letter from Garnet Ingamells Adcock to [his parents], Marchienne-au-pont, 22 April 1919