Chauvel, Sir Henry George (Harry) (General, b.1865 - d.1945)

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Accession Number PR00535
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1.8 shelf metres: 9 boxes
Object type Papers
Maker Chauvel, Henry George (Harry)
Place made Australia, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey
Date made 1887-1947
Access restricted
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 92/0408
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection of papers relating to General Sir Henry George Chauvel, consisting of diaries, letters, photographs, reports and albums. Relates to his early military training with the Darling Downs Mounted Infantry and involvement in the shearers's strike in 1891; his service in the Boer War with the First Queensland Contingent; post-Federations military service, and First World War service including action at Gallipoli, Palestine, Beersheba and Damascus. Included are letters exchanged between Lady Chauvel and members of their family and letters of condolence written to her after his death in 1945. Correspondents include Field Marshal Lord William Birdwood, Prime Minister Frank Forde, General Godwin and General Philip Chetwode.