Wallet 1 of 1 – Photostats of letters from Archie Graham Mackay to his family, 1914-1915

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Accession Number AWM2020.22.46
Collection number 1DRL/0440
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Folder
Item count 48
Object type Letter
Physical description 48 Image/s captured
Maker Mackay, Archie Graham
Place made At sea, Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows, Egypt: Alexandria, Egypt: Cairo, Heliopolis
Date made 1914-1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.
Description

Collection relating to the service of 313 Private Archie Graham Mackay, 15 Battalion, AIF, Australia, Egypt. Collection consists of photostat copies of nineteen letters written by Private Archie Mackay to various members of his family, between November 1914 and April 1915. Photostat copies made by Australian War Memorial. Location of originals unknown.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Photostats of letters relating to the First World War service of 313 Private Archie Graham Mackay, 15 Battalion, AIF.

Wallet contains nineteen photostats of letters written by Private Archie Mackay to various members of his family, between November 1914 and April 1915. The letters describe life at Broadmeadows training camp and local conditions at Heliopolis and Alexandria including visits to the Pyramids and several mosques. Private Mackay's last letter was written while on board a troopship bound for Gallipolli, dated Saturday 17 April 1915. He was killed in action at Quinn's Post on 9/10 May 1915.

The wallet also includes biographical notes for Private Archie Graham Mackay and Gunner Alexander Sutherland Mackay.

Photostat copies made by Australian War Memorial.