Folder 2 of 2 - Condolence letters relating to the life and military service of Corporal John Hurst "Jack" Edmondson, July 1941 - November 1956

Place Oceania: Australia
Accession Number AWM2020.22.291
Collection number PR89/056
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Folder
Item count 17
Object type Letter
Physical description 49 Image/s captured
Maker Rats of Tobruk Association
Various
Place made Australia
Date made 1941-1956
Conflict Period 1950-1959
Second World War, 1939-1945
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Description

Papers of Maude Elizabeth Edmondson relating to the life and Second World War service of NX15705 Corporal John Hurst "Jack" Edmondson, 2/17 Battalion, Australia and Libya, 1916-1956.

Wallet 2 of 4 contains two folders.

Folder 2 of 2 contains 17 condolence letters, extracts of letters and other correspondence relating to the life and military service of Corporal John Hurst "Jack" Edmondson. These letters, dated between 29 July 1941 and 30 November 1956, were sent from friends, relatives, members of the Australian Army who served with Jack at Tobruk, civic and ecclesiastical officials, former teachers of Hurlstone Agricultural High School, Imperial War Graves Commission, clubs and societies to the late Corporal Edmondson's parents, Joseph William Edmondson and Maude Elizabeth Edmondson.

Collection also includes an original handwritten letter sent from Mrs Edmondson to Mrs Lillian Baggott, thanking her for a photograph of her son's grave at Tobruk War Cemetery; this letter was added to the collection in November 2014. It is believed the photograph was taken by Mrs Baggott's husband, Sergeant Leo Baggott, while serving with the Australian Army in North Africa.

This folder contains:

Letter from Joy Balfe to Mr and Mrs [Joseph William] Edmondson, South Hurstville, 29 July 1941 [includes envelope];
Extract of letter from Major [John Walter] Balfe to his wife Joy Balfe, South Hurstville, 29 July 1941
Letter from Lance Corporal Athol [Lindsay] Dalziel to Mr and Mrs Shaw, AIF Abroad, 30 August 1941;
Extract from an undated letter regarding the circumstances of Corporal Edmondson’s death [c.1941];
Letter from Returned Sailors & Soldiers’ Imperial League of Australia, NSW Masonic Sub-branch to [Joseph William] Edmondson, Sydney, 13 August 1941;
Letter from Honourable Secretary G. Somerville of the Horse Association of New South Wales to Mr [Joseph William] Edmondson, Sydney, 19 August 1941 [include envelope];
Letter from VX48627 Lance Corporal Athol [Lindsay] Dalziel to Mrs [Maude Elizabeth] Edmondson, AIF Abroad, 17 September 1941;
Extract of a letter from VX48627 Lance Corporal Athol [Lindsay] Dalziel to Mrs [Maude Elizabeth] Edmondson, AIF Abroad, 17 September 1941;
Excerpt of a letter from [Pat Gibson] to Mrs Hurst, Summer Hill, 9 November 1941;
Letter from R. Harley Jones to Mr and Mrs [Joseph William] Edmondson, St Augustine’s Rectory, Stanmore, 13 November 1941 [includes envelope];
Letter from Editor of the Masonic Club Journal, W. W. Lawley to Mrs [Joseph William] Edmondson, Sydney, 20 November 1941 [includes envelope and a copy of a correction regarding Corporal Edmondson’s military service published in the Masonic Club Journal];
Letter from S. H. Denman and A. L. Blythe to Mr [Joseph William] Edmondson, Diocesan Church House, George Street, Sydney, 27 November 1941;
Letter from [George Fraser] Longmuir to Mr and Mrs [Joseph William] Edmondson, Staberfeld, 9 December 1941 [includes envelope];
Letter from VX48627 Corporal Athol [Lindsay] Dalziel to Mrs [Maude Elizabeth] Edmondson, AIF Abroad, 25 December 1941;
Letter from Maude Elizabeth Edmondson to Mrs [Lillian] Baggot, Liverpool, 10 December 1942 [includes envelope];
Letter from [L. William Roberts] to Mrs [Maude Elizabeth] Edmondson, Camp 4, Wallgrove Camp, Wallgrove, NSW, 25 July 1946 [includes envelope];
Letter from Major General Sir Arthur Bowler to Mr [Joseph William] Edmondson, The East Surrey Regiment, The Barracks, Kingston-on-Thames, 26 January 1948;
Letter from E. W. Butler to Mrs [Maude Elizabeth] Edmondson, The Rats of Tobruk Association, Sydney, 2 June 1948 [includes envelope];
Letter from R. E. Gilbert to Mrs [Maude Elizabeth] Edmondson, Imperial War Graves Commission, ANZAC Agency, Melbourne, 30 November 1956;
Extract of letter from NX12298 Captain [Lindsay Claude] Brien to Mrs “Lil” Gardner, AIF Abroad, [c.1941]; and
Extract of letter from 'Wint' Green to his brother, 12271 [Sergeant Wynstan John] Green, [c.1941].