Braithwaite, William McCarthy (Captain,b.1892 - d.1918)

Accession Number PR00349
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 113 items
Object type Letter
Maker Braithwaite, William McCarthy
Date made 1916-1918
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/016/038
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

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Letters describe his enlistment and training, and active service until his death in action. Includes comments on Britain's social, political, and military system, conscription, futility of war, leave in Paris and Britain. Numerous battles are mentioned, including Bapaume, Bullecourt, Ypres, Broodseinde, Villers-Bretonneux, August 1918 offensive. Includes transcript by W. Braithwaite Calder.