Letters from William McKenzie, 1914

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Accession Number AWM2018.785.85
Collection number PR85/185
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 10
Object type Letter
Physical description 33 Image/s captured
Maker McKenzie, William
Place made Egypt
Date made 1914
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

Letters relating to the First World War Service of Chaplain William McKenzie, 4th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. In his 1914 letters to Salvation Army Commissioner James Hay, McKenzie relates details of his embarkation and sea voyage, including his leading of services, meetings, games, bands and musical concerts aboard the ship. Upon his arrival to Egypt, McKenzie writes about camping in the shadow of the pyramids, sightseeing, the wide spread of venereal diseases among the troops and the actions he took to fight it, personal counselling, and hospital visits. Many of McKenzie's letters were published in the Salvation Army magazine, the War Cry.

This file contains:
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, 16 October 1914.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, 21 October 1914.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, 25 October 1914.
Incomplete letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, [c. October 1914].
Incomplete letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, [c. October 1914].
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, the High Seas, November 1914.
Incomplete letter from William McKenzie to [Commissioner James Hay], [c. December 1914].
Incomplete letter from William McKenzie to [Commissioner James Hay], [c. December 1914].
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, Egypt, 17 December 1914.
Letter from William McKenzie to Commissioner James Hay, 27 December 1914.