Amos, John Owen (Bombardier, b.1912 - d.1977)

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Accession Number AWM2018.77.1
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Letter
Maker Amos, John Owen
Place made Australia
Date made c.1943-1945
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the Second World War service of NX85675 Bombardier John Owen Amos, 7 Australian Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery, Australia, c.1943-1945.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Contains two folders of material relating to Bombardier Amos.

Folder 1 of 2 consists of six letters and one envelope from Bombardier Amos to his daughter, Judith Ann Amos, written in c.1943-1945 while serving with the 7 Australian Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery in Rathmines, New South Wales and Townsville, Queensland. In his letters, Bombardier Amos writes fictional stories and includes hand-drawn pictures of animals and characters. Titles of the stories include “Shirley Ann’s Garden”, “Fairy Silverbell’s Shoe”, and “Monty Magpie’s Mounties”. He also writes about local wildlife, receiving mail, and spending time in hospital.

Folder 2 of 2 consists of one spiral bound book of letter transcriptions and additional notes relating to Bombardier Amos and his family.

History / Summary

Bombardier John Owen enlisted to the Second Australian Imperial Force on 26 January 1942. He served with the 7 Australian Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery in Rathmines, New South Wales and Townsville, Queensland. He was discharged on 27 August 1944.