Bower, Archibald "Archie" David (Corporal, b: 1888 d: 1986); Bower, Bert (Sapper, b: 1891 d: 1980); Greenhalgh, Edwin "Ted" (Lance Corporal, b: 1891 d: 1916); Greenhalgh, Frederick Matthew "Fred" (Private, b: 1877 d: 1918); Greenhalgh, James Binkley "Jim" (Private, b: 1888 d: 1968)

Accession Number MSS1647
Collection type Manuscript
Measurement 0.1 metres (1 item)
Object type Typescript
Maker Bower, Archibald "Archie" David
Date made 1914-1996
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Bound and illlustrated typescript (approximately 400 pages) titled: "Correspondence of the Bower and Greenhalgh Families From the Great War 1914-1918", comprising typescript versions of original letters and private diaries written by the Bower and Greenhalgh brothers, of Singleton NSW, to their families in Australia, during and after the First World War. The typescript includes: colour copies of service records; individual and group photographs of the five men; colour copies of postcards and other war-time souvenirs written and sent by the Bower and Greenhalgh brothers during their voyage to Europe, training, active service and recreation leave in various locations, primarily Egypt, France and the United Kingdom; sympathy cards sent to the Greenhalgh families for the loss of "Ted" and "Fred" Greenhalgh; typescript copies of official correspondence from Army records sections in Australia and Europe, relating to the Army's management of each brother's service - including hospital treatment and arrangements for war graves; photographs of "Ted" and "Fred" Greenhalgh's war graves in France and family headstones near Singleton; maps illustrating areas and battles the brothers fought in; photographs of the brothers' medals; biographical and geographical information supplied by the compiler, David Greenhalgh, giving historical context for each brother, their families and their local home area in the Singleton district, Australia.