Letters relating to Albert Edward John Petrusch, June - August 1915

Place Africa: Egypt, Cairo
Accession Number AWM2019.22.229
Collection number PR00507
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Item
Item count 1
Object type Letter
Physical description 7 Image/s captured
Maker Barton, Alan Sinclair Darvall
McKillop, Margaret
Weigall, Sylvia Mabel
Place made Egypt, Egypt: Cairo
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Condolence letters relating to the First World War service of 469 Private Albert Edward John Petrusch, 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, 30 June - 5 August 1915.

These letters written to the Petrusch family from medical personnel detail the circumstances surrounding the death of Petrusch. The letter from Dr. Captain Alan Sinclair Darvall Barton details the initial injury Petrusch sustained to the thigh and the subsequent infection he suffered from clothing that contaminated his wound. All three letters emphasise the bravery and good spirits Petrusch displayed during his period of hospitalisation.

Wallet 1 of 1 contains:

Letter from Sylvia Weigall to Mr. Petrusch, 30 June [1915];
Letter from Margaret McKillop to Mrs. Petrusch, 4 August 1915; and
Letter from A.D. [Alan Darvall] Barton to Mrs. Petrusch, 5 August 1915.