Middleton, Walter Robert (Supply Staff Sergeant)

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Accession Number MSS1414
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 1 wallet: x 1cm
Object type Poem
Maker Middleton, Walter Robert
Place made At sea
Date made 1914
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 89/1163
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Poem written by Supply Staff Sergeant Walter Robert Middleton titled `Xmas Day', written at sea on board the transport `Port Macquarie' on route from Sydney to Alexandria. Discusses leaving loved ones behind, and troops' eagerness to confront the `Blood-cursed German'. The poem's title includes the date 1915, but is signed 25/12/14. The signed date has been ascertained as correct.