Correspondence from Keith McKeddie Doig to Lewis Maffra Grant, 1917

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Accession Number AWM2018.19.7
Collection number PR00317
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 43
Object type Letter
Physical description 219 Image/s captured
Maker Doig, Keith McKeddie
Place made France, France: Picardie, Somme, France: Picardie, Somme, Bapaume Cambrai Area, Bullecourt, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London, United Kingdom: England, Kent, Folkestone, United Kingdom: Scotland, Edinburgh, United Kingdom: Scotland, Edinburgh
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Correspondence relating to the First World War service of Major Keith McKeddie Doig, 60th Infantry Battalion, 7 January - 2 December 1917.

In this collection of letters and postcards written by Keith McKeddie Doig to his fiancée, Lewis Maffra Grant, the author writes about domestic matters, active service in France and Belgium, and periods of leave in England. Doig documents various accounts of action on the Somme battlefields including at the Second Battle of Bullecourt and the Battle of Polygon Wood. He expresses admiration at the bravery of infantry battalions and commends the general character of Australian troops. In his role as a Medical Officer, Doig also provides an insight into treating an increasing number of casualties and dealing with the loss of life.

This file contains:

Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 7 January 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 18 January 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 19 January 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 31 January 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 10 February 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 16 February 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 21 February 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 22 February 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 27 February 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 2 March 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 6 March 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 7 March 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 13 March 1917 [includes newspaper clipping and envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 14 March 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 24 March 1917 ;
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 24 March 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 2 April 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 5 April 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], Charlton, London, [11 April 1917] [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], The Cockburn Hotel, Edinburgh, 13 April 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], Charlton, London, 15 April 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], Royal Pavilion Hotel, Folkestone, 18 April 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 21 April 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 26 April 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 28 April 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 2 May 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 6 May 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 15 May 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 27 May 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 30 May 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 4 June 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 12 June 1917 [includes envelope];
Postcards from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 18 June 1917 [postcards feature scenes of Saint-Valery-Sur-Somme and includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 19 June 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 14 July 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 14 September 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 30 September 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 4 October 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 6 October 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 19 October 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, England, 30 October - 9 November 1917 [includes envelope];
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], Woolwich, [London], [15 November 1917] [includes envelope] and
Letter from Keith McKeddie Doig to "Louie" [Lewis Maffra Grant], France, 2 December 1917 [includes envelope].

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