Correspondence between Herbert Vincent Reynolds and his family, 1917

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Accession Number AWM2018.19.12
Collection number PR04512
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 31
Object type Letter
Physical description 119 Image/s captured
Maker Reynolds, Herbert Vincent
Place made France, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, Middlesex, United Kingdom: England, West Midlands, Birmingham, United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Hurdcott
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Letters relating to the First World War service of 622 Private Herbert Vincent Reynolds, 1st Field Ambulance. These letters were written by Herbert and his mother between 2 January to 30 December 1917. In his letters he covers: his longing to return home; the items he receives in parcels from both his mother and charities; the scenery around him; his leave; reflection of his time spent as part of the AIF; the rations they receive; the details of the action which caused his hearing loss and his convalescent time in England.

Transcript of these letters can be found in 'An Anzacs Story' By Rex Reynolds [MSS1666]

This file contains:

Letter from Bert to Mother, Somewhere in France, 2 January 1917. [Includes envelope];
Letter from Bert to Mother, Somewhere in France, 18 January 1917. [Includes envelope];
Letter from Bert to Mother, Somewhere in France, 15 February 1917. [Includes envelope];
Letter from Bert to Mother, In the Field, 14 March 1917. [Includes envelope];
Letter from Bert to Mother, France, 1 April 1917. [Includes envelope];
Letter from Bert to Mother, In the Field, 28 April 1917. [Includes envelope];
Letter from Bert to Mother, Folkstone, 3 July 1917. [Includes envelope];
Letter From Bert to Flo [his sister], France, 13 August 1917;
Letter from Bert to Mother, France, 21 August 1917. [Includes envelope];
Letter from Bert to Mother, On active service, 1 September 1917. [Includes envelope. Mentions photograph P09114.013];
Letter from Bert to Mother, In the Field, France, 5 September 1917. [Includes envelope];
Letter from Bert to Mother, In the Field, 15 September 1917. [Includes envelope];
Lettercard from Bert to Mother, No 18 General Hospital, France, 26 September 1917;
Letter from Major J.M. Lean, Base Records Office to Mrs Reynolds informing her that Pte H V Reynolds has been admitted to 18th General Hospital, 28 September 1917;
Picture of Hindenberg-Gedenkblatt with a letter written in another language on reverse, 2 October 1917;
Letter from Bert to Mother, A11 ward, 2/1st Southern General Hospital, Dudley Rd, Birmingham, 3 October [1917]. [Includes envelope];
Letter from Major J.M. Lean, Base Records Office to Mrs Reynolds informing her that Pte H V Reynolds has been removed from the seriously ill list, 10 October 1917;
Letter from Major J.M. Lean, Base Records Office to Mrs Reynolds informing her that Pte H V Reynolds has been admitted to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 12 October 1917;
Letter from Major J.M. Lean, Base Records Office to Mrs Reynolds correcting the date of admittance of Pte H V Reynolds to 1st Southern General Hospital, Birmingham, 14 October 1917;
Letter from Bert to Mother, B1 ward, 2/1st Southern General Hospital, Dudley Rd, Birmingham, 3 October [1917]. [Includes envelope];
Letter from Bert to Mother, No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield Park, Middlesex, England, 22 October 1917. [Includes envelope];
Letter from Bert to Flo [his sister], No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield Park, Middlesex, England, 29 October 1917. [Includes envelope];
Letter from Bert to Stan [his brother], No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield Park, Middlesex, England, 29 October 1917. [Includes envelope];
Letter from Bert to Mother, No 1 Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Harefield Park, Middlesex, England, 30 October 1917. [Includes envelope];
Typed copy of a Christmas card from Bert to Mabel Davison (mother's sister), 1 November 1917;
Letter from Major J.M. Lean, Base Records Office to Mrs Reynolds reporting that Pte H V Reynolds is now a convalescent, 14 November 1917;
Letter from Bert to Mother, No 3 Command Depot, Camp 5, Hurdcott, 22 November 1917. [Includes Envelope];
Letter from Bert to Mother, Hurdcott, England, 6 December 1917. [Includes Envelope];
Letter from Bert to Mother, No 3 Command Depot, Camp 5, Hurdcott, England, 13 to 18 December 1917;
Letter from Your loving Brother [Herbert] to Flo, No 3 Command Depot, Camp 7, Hurdcott, England, 28 December 1917. [Includes envelope];
Letter from Bert to Mother, No 3 Command Depot, Camp 7, Hurdcott, England, 30 December 1917. [Includes envelope].