Dunbabin, William (Private, b.1894 - d.1975)

Accession Number PR01249
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 2 wallets: 2 cm
Object type Letters, Documents
Maker Dunbabin, William
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1916-1919
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Transcript of letters written by 7265 Private William Dunbabin of the 45th Battalion, to his family in Tasmania, covering 7 November 1916-9 June 1919. Dunbabin describes his enlistment and training, voyage to Europe, extensive period in English military training camps - including Lark Hill and Sutton Veny. He also writes about active service in France (including a transfer to the 47th Battalion), demobilisation and return to Australia. Included with the transcript are copies of Dunbabin's service records and information relating to the Spanish Influenza plague in 1919, that delayed the return of soldiers to Australia.