Correspondence relating to William Dunstan, January - July 1945

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Accession Number AWM2019.22.156
Collection number AWM2018.94.1
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 33
Object type Letter
Physical description 112 Image/s captured
Maker Dunstan, William
Dunstan, William 'Bill'
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands
Date made 1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

File of letter relating to the Second World War service of 309493 William 'Bill' Dunstan, 363 Battery, 91 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery, British Liberation Army. This file has letters written from Bill Dunstan to his Father William Dunstan (a VC winner from the First World War) and mother as well as copies of letters from William Dunstan (as dictated to his secretary) to Bill. These letters written between 1 January 1945 and 27 July 1945 mention: Bill's rifle practice; prediction of when the war will end; stories of some of the officers in Bill's regiment; the compliancy of men not a the front line; the stories of the concentration camps as heard in Australia; the action as Bill's unit enters into Germany; Bill's leave in England and his application to move to the Far East with South East Asia Command (S.E.A.C.).

This file contains
Letter from Son [Bill Dunstan] to Dad, 1 January [1945]
Letter from [William Dunstan] to Bill, 10 January 1945
Letter from Son [Bill Dunstan] to Dad, 15 January 1945
Letter from Bill to Mum, 15 January, postmarked 1945
Letter from Dad to Bill, Lorne, 19 January 1945
Letter from Bill to Dad, 22 January, postmarked 1945
Letter from Bill to Dad, 3 February 1945
Letter from Bill to Dad, 22 February, postmarked 1945
Letter from Son [Bill Dunstan] to Dad, 25 February 1945
Letter from [William Dunstan] to Bill, Melbourne, 6 March 1945
Letter from Son [Bill Dunstan] to Mum, 10 March 1945
Letter from [William Dunstan] to Bill, Melbourne, 13 March 1945
Letter from Bill to Mum, 19 March 1945
Letter from [William Dunstan] to Bill, Melbourne, 20 March 1945
Letter from [William Dunstan] to Bill, Melbourne, 29 March 1945
Letter from Son [Bill Dunstan] to Dad, 4 April 1945
Letter from Bill to Mum, 11 April, postmarked 1945
Letter from [William Dunstan] to Bill, Melbourne, 21 April 1945
Letter from Son [Bill Dunstan] to Mum, 29 April 1945
Typed copy of a letter from Son [Bill Dustan] to Dad, 7 May 1945
Letter from [William Dunstan] to Bill, Melbourne, 19 May 1945
Letter from Son [Bill Dunstan] to Dad, [Bad Kleinen] 20 May 1945 [includes transcription]
Letter from [William Dunstan] to Bill, Melbourne, 29 May 1945
Letter from Son [Bill Dunstan] to Dad, 31 May 1945 [includes transcription]
Letter from [William Dusntan] to Bill, Melbourne, 7 June 1945
Letter from Bill to Mum, 12 June 1945 [includes transcription]
Letter from [William Dunstan] to Bill, Melbourne, 29 June 1945
Typed copy of a letter from Bill to Mum, 6 July 1945
Letter from [William Dunstan] to Bill, Melbourne, 8 July 1945 [includes extract of a letter from Keith Dunstan]
Letter from Son [Bill Dunstan] to Dad, 9 July 1945 [includes transcription]
Typed copy of a letter from Son [Bill Dunstan] to Mum, London, 22 July 1945
Letter to Bill, Melbourne, 26 July 1945
Letter from [William Dunstan] to Bill with copy of a letter from Keith to Family, Melbourne, 27 July 1945