Letters and Items related to Jack Lusby Burns

Accession Number AWM2019.22.36
Collection number AWM2016.485.1
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 11
Object type Letter
Physical description 39 Image/s captured
Maker Burns, Jack Lusby
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Australia: Victoria, Avoca, Japan: Osaka
Date made 1941-1943
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Letters and miscellaneous items relating to the Second World War service of VX39159 Lieutenant Jack Lusby Burns, 1st Independent Company. This file includes letters written to Albert and Minnie Burns by various people regarding their son’s service in New Guinea and capture by the Japanese, a telegram informing Albert Burns that Jack was missing and believed to be a prisoner, and a transcript of a Japanese radio broadcast regarding Jack and his life in the camp.

This file contains:
Letter from "Jim" to Albert and Minnie Burns, 6 November 1941
Letter from Michael Stephen Lyons to Minnie Burns, 4 December 1942 [1941]
Letter from Patricia “Pat” Audrey Stanfield to Miss Williams, 17 January 1942
Letter from Patricia “Pat” Audrey Stanfield to Minnie Burns, Sydney, 25 January 1942
Letter from Patricia “Pat” Audrey Stanfield to Leline Staley, 1 February 1942
Transcript of Radio Tokio broadcast, 3 July 1942, [includes copy and envelope]
Telegram from the Minister for the Army to [Albert] Burns, 31 July 1942
Letter from Nellie “Nell” Wrigley to Minnie and Albert Burns, Avoka, 2 August 1942
Letter from George Bevan to Albert Burns, 12 October [1942]
Letter from [Unknown Prisoner of War] to Jack Lusby Burns, Osaka Camp, 17 July 1943
Letter from John Anderson to Mr Burns, Steels Creek, 22 December [year unknown]