Wallet 1 of 1 – Letters from Robert Mactier VC to his sister Belle Crawford and other papers, c.1912-c.1962

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Accession Number AWM2020.22.113
Collection number PR83/210
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 47
Object type Papers
Physical description 78 Image/s captured
Maker Brazenor, William
Mactier, Robert
Nicholson, Jack
Various
Place made Australia
Date made c.1912 - c.1965
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 First World War service of 6939 Private Robert Mactier VC, 23 Australian Infantry Battalion, France and Australia.

Wallet 1 of 1 – Papers relating to the World War One Service of 6939 Private Robert Mactier VC, 23rd Australian Infantry Battalion, France and Australia.

This collection consists of photocopies of a variety of material relating to Robert Mactier's service. The majority of the photocopied material consists of personal letters sent to his sister Belle Crawford (née Mactier). He does not discuss the war in detail, with the subjects including the quality of food and home news. The collection includes a number of photocopied letters of condolence following Robert Mactier's death at Mont St Quentin, 01 September 1918. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.

The collection also includes a handwritten summary of Robert Mactier's life and military career.

History / Summary

The envelopes in the collection are addressed to 'Mrs S J Crawford'. While Robert Mactier addresses his sister as Belle, her full name was Isabella Ross. She married Samuel J Crawford on 13 March 1912.

The author and date of the handwritten summary of Robert Mactier's life and military career are unknown, although it post-dates the dedication of the Mactier Club at Simpson Barracks, Watsonia, to his memory in May 1960.