Leahy, Alfred James, MM (Corporal, b.1878 - d.1960)

Place Europe: France
Accession Number PR00562
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 52 Items
Object type Letters
Maker Leahy, Alfred James
Date made 1916-1919
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM371 93/0671
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Letters of Corporal Leahy MM, surveyor of 10th Field Company Engineers, 3rd Aust Division. Covers movements from Military camp in Bendigo and Seymour in 1916 through to France after the end of the war. Mentions training and cost of living in England, visiting relatives, flying machines and zeppelins, duties in France (including brief period in a Railway Operating Company), woman, and lack of reading material. Describes circumstances resulting in award of Military Medal, best items to pack in food parcels, acquiring a piano from a German dugout, and briefly mentions offensives at Ypres, Passchendaele, and the Great Spring Offensive in 1917.

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