Letters of Malcolm William Keshan, 1940

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Accession Number AWM2019.22.13
Collection number PR06082
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 41
Object type Letter
Physical description 186 Image/s captured
Maker Keshan, Malcolm "Mac" William
Place made Australia, Australia: New South Wales, British Mandate of Palestine: Palestine
Date made 1940
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

Letters relating to the Second World War service of NX11067 Malcolm “Mac” William Keshan, 2/4th Australian Infantry Battalion. In his 1940 letters to his girlfriend, Dorothy Ann Williams, Keshan describes life in various training camps such as those in Rutherford, Ingleburn, Menangle, and Greta. He tells her of his work and studies, and a time on guard duty in which he temporarily released a prisoner in order to have a fourth player for a card game. After his training, Keshan was sent to serve in the Middle East. He describes his embarkation, voyage, and sightseeing in Colombo. Upon his arrival in Palestine, he shares about his photography endeavours, riding donkeys and camels, visiting Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and small villages, floating in the Dead Sea, and going to the pictures in his time off. He also assures Dorothy of his affection for her.
Malcolm and Dorothy married after the war, in 1946.

This file contains:
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Rutherford, 12 March 1940
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Ingleburn, [c. late March/ April 1940]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Ingleburn, [c. April 1940]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Menangle, 6 May 1940
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Ashfield, [undated]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Greta, [c. May 1940]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Greta, 21 May 1940
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Greta, 23 May 1940
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Greta, 18 June 1940
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Greta, 6 July 1940
Telegram from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Camden, 27 July 1940
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Narellan [date unknown]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Narellan [date unknown]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Narellan [date unknown]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Narellan [date unknown]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Narellan [date unknown]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Greta [date unknown]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Greta, [date unknown]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Greta, 22 August 1940
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Greta, 1 September 1940
Telegram from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, 4 September 1940
Telegram from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, 5 September 1940
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, [date unknown]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, [date unknown]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, [date unknown], [includes envelope]
Telegram from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Perth, [date unknown]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Perth, 1940
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, [date unknown]
Part One of Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, [date unknown], [includes envelope]
Part Two of Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, [date unknown], [includes envelope]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Palestine, [date unknown]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Palestine, [date unknown]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Palestine, [date unknown]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Palestine, [date unknown], [includes envelope]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Palestine, [date unknown], [includes envelope]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Palestine, [27 November 1940], [includes envelope]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Palestine, 4 December 1940, [includes envelope]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Palestine, 10 December 1940, [includes envelope]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Palestine, 17 December 1940, [includes envelope]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Palestine, 22 December 1940, [includes envelope]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Palestine, 31 December 1940, [includes envelope]