Petrusch, Albert Edward John (Trooper, d.1915)

Place Africa: Egypt, Cairo
Accession Number PR00507
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: 1 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Letter
Maker Weigall, Sylvia Mabel
Date made 1915
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 95/0088
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

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Collection relating to the First World War service of 469 Private Albert Edward John Petrusch, 9th Australian Light Horse Regiment, 30 June - 5 August 1915.

Collection consists of three letters written to the Petrusch family from medical personnel detail the circumstances surrounding the death of Petrusch. The letter from Dr. Captain Alan Sinclair Darvall Barton details the initial injury Petrusch sustained to the thigh and the subsequent infection he suffered from clothing that contaminated his wound. All three letters emphasise the bravery and good spirits Petrusch displayed during his period of hospitalisation.

Wallet 1 of 1 contains:

Letter from Staff Nurse Sylvia Weigall to Mr. Petrusch, 30 June [1915];
Letter from Sister Margaret McKillop to Mrs. Petrusch, 4 August 1915; and
Letter from Dr A.D. [Alan Darvall] Barton to Mrs. Petrusch, 5 August 1915.