|Collection type||Digitised Collection|
|Object type||Letter, Postcard|
|Physical description||10 Image/s captured|
Robinson, Wilfred John
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
|Date made||c.1919; 1979|
First World War, 1914-1918
North Russia, 1919
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|Source credit to||This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.|
Wallet 1 of 1 - Postcards and letter of Wilfred John Robinson, c.1919, 1979
Collection relating to the First World War Service of 61464 Lance Corporal Wilfred John Robinson, 13 General Service Reinforcements and the North Russia Intervention service of 133038 Private Wilfred John Robinson, 45 Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, North Russian Relief Force, Russia, Australia, c.1919 and 1979.
Wallet 1 of 1 – This wallet contains three postcards and two copies of a letter. The letter is from Wilfred John Robinson to P M Ryan, Acting Director, Australian War Memorial, 1979. In the letter, Robinson describes his service in the Australian Imperial Force and then volunteering for the Russian Intervention Force. He volunteered for the Russian Intervention Force and joined the British 45 Battalion, Royal Fusiliers along with Privates J Peder and H Redmond. The letter summarises Robinson's service in Russia, including the action during which Sergeant Samuel George Pearse VC was killed. Private Robinson was wounded in action in Russia. A wallet containing the New Testament and other papers took much of the force of the bullet which injured him. The wallet also includes a copy of this letter.
The three postcard images, c.1919 are as follows:
Private Wilfred John Robinson and 133035 Private E Gaffey, in the grounds of Netley Military Hospital, Southampton;
Private Joseph Purdue wearing his Distinguished Conduct Medal; and
Private Joseph Purdue being awarded his Distinguished Conduct Medal, on the steps of Netley Military Hospital, Southampton.