Connell, John Fletcher (Major, b.1913 - d.1989)

Accession Number AWM2018.209.2
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: .5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Letter
Maker Connell, John Fletcher
Place made New Guinea
Date made 1942
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the Second World War service of VX13901 John Fletcher Connell, Australian Army Medical Corps, Second Australian Imperial Force, New Guinea, 1942.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Consists of five letters [including associated envelopes] from Major John Fletcher Connell to his mother, Mrs Stella Connell. These letters are dated between 21 October and 8 November 1942, and were written while Major Connell was serving as a doctor with the Australian Army Medical Corps on the Kokoda Trail, New Guinea. In his letters, Major Connell writes about working on the Kokoda Trail, treating soldiers’ wounds, performing operations, being under constant artillery fire, the death of his batman, living conditions in the jungle, and being exhausted after a long period of action.