Barnett, Edward James (Gunner) and George Barnett (Warrant Officer)

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Accession Number PR00808
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 9 items (1 cm)
Object type Letters, Records, Souvenir
Maker Barnett, Edward James
Date made 1915-1918
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Issue of Railway Warrant, 2 postcards and 4 original letters of Gunner Edward (Ted) James Barnett (No.5859), 12th Reinforcements, 1st Field Artillery Brigade and 2 original letters of Warrant Officer George Barnett to their brother, Bert in Australia. Gunner Ted Barnett describes the process of travelling from France for leave in England; leave spent in Paris and his views on the defeat of the conscription referendum at home. Warrant Officer George Barnett mentions his hospital work in Egypt. Both brothers show a keen interest in Bert's life in Australia, his involvement in church movements and their friends generally. The brothers appear to have come from a Church of England family in Mildura, NSW.