Letters from Hector Aldridge Robinson to Mabel Broom, 1918-1919

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Accession Number AWM2018.19.18
Collection number PR03788
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 12
Object type Letter, Postcard
Physical description 34 Image/s captured
Maker Robinson, Hector Aldridge
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1918-1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Correspondence relating to the First World War service of 682 Hector Aldridge Robinson, 2nd Australian Machine Gun Battalion.

This file contains 6 letters, postcards and telegrams written by Lt Robinson to his fiancee Mabel Broom from 3 March 1918 to 30 December 1918. In these letters, Lt Robinson discusses going on leave, receiving medical treatment for his eyes, and subsequently being declared unfit for general service. He reassures Mabel of his loyalty to her despite growing increasingly tired of waiting for the war to end. A leave or duty ration book, a sugar permit, a breakfast and a lunch menu from the transport HMT Marathon, a pocket calendar, and Lt. Robinson's statement of service are also included in this collection.

This file contains:

Sugar permit issued to Lt Hector Aldridge Robinson, 3 March 1918;
Letter from Hector Aldridge Robinson to Mabel Broom, England, 3 March 1918;
Letter from Hector Aldridge Robinson to Mabel Broom, England, 31 May 1918;
Letter from Hector Aldridge Robinson to Mabel Broom, England, 11 June 1918;
Letter from Hector Aldridge Robinson to Mabel Broom, England, 1 July 1918;
Leave or duty ration book of Lt Hector Aldridge Robinson, 12 October 1918;
Breakfast menu for HMT Marathon, 25 December 1918;
Luncheon menu for HMT Marathon, 25 December 1918;
Telegram from Hector Aldridge Robinson to Mabel Broom, [England], 30 December 1918;
Statement of Service for Lieutenant Hector Aldridge Robinson MM, Melbourne, 4 February 1919;
Pocket calendar from Hector Aldridge Robinson to Mabel Broom, c. 1918; and
Silk postcard embroided with flowers from Hector Aldridge Robinson to [Mabel Broom], [France], date unknown.