Wallet 2 of 4 - Condolence letters relating to the life and military service of Corporal John Hurst "Jack" Edmondson, 1941-1956

Accession Number AWM2020.22.309
Collection number PR89/056
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type Wallet
Item count 1
Object type Letter
Maker Various
Place made Australia, North Africa: Libya
Date made 1941-1956
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
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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.

This collection consists of the papers of Corporal Jack Edmondson's mother, Maude Elizabeth Edmondson. Collection comprises four wallets including Maude's diaries, condolence letters and telegrams, service papers, booklets from commemorative or memorial services, a book of poetry, an album or scrapbook of newspaper cuttings and other miscellaneous items. Corporal Edmondson was killed in action at Tobruk on 14 April 1941 and was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.

Wallet 2 of 4 consists of two folders containing telegrams, condolence letters and other correspondence from various friends and relatives, members of the Australian Army, Jack's former teacher at Hurlstone Agricultural High School, civic and ecclesiastical dignitaries, clubs and societies. Collection also contains one letter, dated 10 December 1942, from Maude Elizabeth Edmondson to Mrs L. Baggott in which she thanks her for the photograph of Corporal Edmondson's grave that was taken by Mrs Baggott's husband while he was on active service in the Middle East; this letter was added to the collection in November 2014.