Letters from William Rawson Leach to his family, 1919

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Accession Number AWM2018.19.106
Collection number PR00441
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 5
Object type Letter
Physical description 17 Image/s captured
Maker Leach, William Rawson Elsworth
Place made Belgium, Belgium: Wallonie, Hainaut, Charleroi, United Kingdom: Scotland, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen
Date made 1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

File of letters relating to the First World War service of 34298 Gunner William Rawson Leach, 8th Australian Field Artillery Brigade. The letters cover between 8 April and 16 June 1919 and detail: a recount of a tour he and a friend went on through Belgium for eight days describing the places he visited; his return to England; being offered a job at an engineering firm at Aberdeen for a few months before the boat takes him to Australia; a shipping strike in Australia and his fears that it will delay his return home.

This file contains:

Letter from William Rawson Leach to his mother, Belgium, 8 April 1919
Letter from William Rawson Leach to his mother, Charleroi, 10 April 1919
Letter from William Rawson Leach to his mother, No 4 Camp, AASC Dept, Park House, Salisbury Plains, 21 April 1919
Letter from William Rawson Leach to his mother, 38 Schoolhill, Aberdeen, 3 June 1919
Letter from William Rawson Leach to his mother, 38 Schoolhill, Aberdeen, 16 June 1919