Letters between Malcolm William Keshan and Dorothy Williams, July-December 1944

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Accession Number AWM2019.22.19
Collection number PR06082
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 47
Object type Letter
Physical description 142 Image/s captured
Maker Keshan, Dorothy Ann
Keshan, Malcolm "Mac" William
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Bexley, Germany
Date made 1944
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. Malcolm William Keshan and his girlfriend Dorothy Williams wrote to each other regularly while he was a prisoner of war of the Germans during the Second World War.

In the letters that Malcolm wrote to Dorothy between July and December 1944, he relates to her what he can of life in the prisoner of war camp. He tells how they produce their shows and concerts, playing cards (which he had become very tired of), and creating an ice skating rink to play hockey on. He also expressed that he missed Dorothy and often imagined what it would be like to see her again.

In the letters from Dorothy to Malcolm written between July and December 1944, she relates details of her day-to day life in Sydney. She tells him of her work, delays in the mail, going dancing, being a bridesmaid for her cousin, going for lunch with Malcolm’s brother Norm, and visiting a fortune-teller. She also mentions attending the wedding of a friend who married an American Lieutenant after a four day engagement, and a surprise birthday party that her family and friends threw for her. In her letters, Dorothy reassures Malcolm that she loves him very much, remains true to him, and is hopeful that he will return home soon.
Malcolm and Dorothy married after the war, in 1946.

This file contains:
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 2 July 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 2 July 1944
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 9 July 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 16 July 1944, [includes envelope]
Postcard from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 18 July 1944
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 22 July 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 30 July 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 6 August 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 13 August 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 20 August 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 27 August 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 31 August 1944
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 3 September 1944, [inculdes envelope]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 5 September 1944
Postcard from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 8 September 1944
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 10 September 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 12 September 1944
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 17 September 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter frrom Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 24 September 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 1 October 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 8 October 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 10 October 1944
Postcard from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 10 October 1944
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 15 October 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 17 October 1944
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 21 October 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 29 October 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 31 October 1944
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 3 November 1944
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 5 November 1944
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 7 November 1944
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 12 November 1944, [includes envelope]
Postcard from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 12 November 1944
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 18 November 1944
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 19 November 1944, [includes envelope]
Postcard from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 19 November 1944
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 24 November 1944
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 26 November 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 3 December 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 4 December 1944
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 10 December 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 17 December 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 18 December 1944
Letter from Dorothy Williams to Malcolm William Keshan, Bexley, 25 December 1944, [includes envelope]
Letter from Malcolm William Keshan to Dorothy Williams, Oflag III-C, 25 December 1944