Photographs and letters from Evelyn Davies to her family, 1917

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Accession Number AWM2017.6.225
Collection number 3DRL/3398(B)
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 35
Object type Letter, Photograph
Physical description 107 Image/s captured
Maker Davies, Evelyn
Place made Australia: Victoria, Healesville, United Kingdom: England, United Kingdom: Scotland
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Photographs, letters and ephemera relating to the First World War service of Sister Evelyn Davies, Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS). These letters were written by Evelyn Davies to her mother Alice Davies and also letters written by her mother between 8 January 1917 to 25 December 1917. In these letters Evelyn Davies recalls sailing again on the RMS Mooltan to Europe and not sure where she will be sent to. She expresses her concern over the horrible conditions on the Western Front and wishing that the war was over. In a touching sentiment Davies writes about being homesick and wanting to see her family before travelling further away. In letters from Evelyn's mother, Alice Davies describes and updates Evelyn on family life in Healesville. Included are black and white photographs of Evelyn Davies wearing her uniform and a postcard with photograph of Evelyn Davies posing with patients.

This file contains:
Letter from "Tevie" Evelyn Davies to her mother, Cumballa War Hospital, 8 January 1917;
Typed transcript of letter from "Tevie" Evelyn Davies to her mother, Cumballa War Hospital, 8 January 1917;
Letter from "Tev" Evelyn Davies to her mother, Cumballa Hospital, Bombay, 14 January 1917;
Letter from "Tevie" Evelyn Davies to her mother, Old Waverley Hotel, 43 Princes St, Edinburgh, 9 February 1917;
Letter from "Tevie" Evelyn Davies to her mother, Cranston's Ivanhoe Hotel, Bloomsbury St, London, 16 February 1917;
Letter from "Tevie" Evelyn Davies to her mother, R. M. S. Mooltan, Edinburgh, 17 February 1917;
Letter from "Tevie" Evelyn Davies to her mother, R. M. S. Mooltan, Edinburgh, 17 February 1917;
Letter from "Tevie" Evelyn Davies to her mother, Cranston's Ivanhoe Hotel, Bloomsbury St, London, 20 February 1917;
Letter from "Tev" Evelyn Davies to her mother, "The Cliff" R. V. Hospital, Netley, [1917];
Letter from "Tev" Evelyn Davies to her mother, "The Cliff" Netley Hospital, 8 March 1917;
Letter from "Tev" Evelyn Davies to her mother, "The Cliff" R. V. Netley Hospital, 20 March 1917;
Letter from "Tev" Evelyn Davies to her mother, Cranston's Ivanhoe Hotel, Bloomsbury St, London, 30 March 1917;
Official receipt of The Sanitary Training College, 14 February 1917;
Letter from "Tevie" Evelyn Davies to her mother, R. V. Hospital, 22 April 1917;
Letter from "Tev" Evelyn Davies to her mother, Cranston's Ivanhoe Hotel, Bloomsbury St, London, 10 June 1917;
Letter from "Tevie" Evelyn Davies to her mother, R. F. Hospital, Netley, 16 June 1917;
Letter from "Tev" Evelyn Davies to her mother, R. V. Netley, 6 July 1917;
Letter from "Tevie" Evelyn Davies to her mother, R. V. Hospital, Netley, 21 July 1917;
Letter from "Tev" Evelyn Davies to her mother, Ventnor, Isle OF Wight, 26 July 1917;
Letter from "Tev" Evelyn Davies to her mother, No. 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, Middlesex, 9 August 1917;
Letter from "Tev" Evelyn Davies to her mother, No. 1 A.A.H., Harefield, Middlesex, 18 August 1917;
Letter from "Tev" Evelyn Davies to her mother, No. 1 A.A.H., Harefield Park, Middlesex, 9 September 1917;
Letter from "Tev" Evelyn Davies to her mother, No. 1 A.A.H., Harefield Park, Middlesex, 27 September 1917;
Receipt of grey uniform and bodice at Williams Hughes and Co., 4 October 1917;
Letter from "Tev" Evelyn Davies to her mother, No. 1 A.A.H., Harefield, Middlesex, 29 October 1917;
Letter from "Tev" Evelyn Davies to her mother, No. 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield, Middlesex, 18 November 1917;
Letter from mother to "Tevie" Evelyn Davies, Healesville, 1 December 1917;
Letter from "Tevie" Evelyn Davies to her mother, Newtown, N. Wales, 8 December 1917;
Letter from mother to" My Dear Little Girlie" [Tevie] Evelyn Davies, Healesville, 9 December 1917;
Envelope addressed to Sister Evelyn Davies, postmarked 10 December 1917;
Letter from mother to "Tevie" Evelyn Davies, Healesville, 17 December 1917;
Letter from "Tev" Evelyn Davies to her mother, No. 1 A.A.H., Harefield Park, 21 December 1917;
Letter from mother to "Tevie" Evelyn Davies, Healesville, 25 December 1917;
Photograph of Sister Evelyn Davies posing in front of a bush, [1917];
Photograph postcard of Sister Evelyn Davies posing with her patients, [1917].