Williams, Percy Gladstone (Sergeant, b.1898 - d.1984)

Accession Number 3DRL/7002
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 4 wallets: 7 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Williams, Percy Gladstone "Pidge"
Place made Egypt, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1915-1919
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/116/013
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the First World War service of 7475 Sergeant Percy Gladstone Williams (known as "Pidge"), 15 Battery, 5 Field Artillery Brigade, France. Collection consists of letters written by Sgt Williams home to his family in Brisbane.

Wallet 1
1. Miscellaneous material - a short list of some of the letters listing dates and places; as well as a statement of account issued by Department of Defence to Williams in 1919. Typed transcripts are included.
2. Letters, 1915 - six letters covering the voyage to Egypt.
3. Letters, 1916 - fifteen letters covering service in Egypt and France and his experiences of trench warfare as a gunner.

Wallet 2
4. Letters, 1917 - seventeen letters covering service in France, illness in a British hospital, stay at Lark Hill camp, Salisbury Plain, and return to France.

Wallet 3
5. Letters, 1918 - nine letters covering service in France, leave in England, fighting on the Hindenburg line, cessation of hostilities.
6. Letters, 1919 - two letters covering departure for Australia, dated 1919.

Wallet 4
7. Added to the collection is 2014 is a 101 page typed manuscript titled "Letters From the Front, 1915-1918: Percy Gladstone Williams (Pidge)", edited by Sandra and Stephen Bochner. It contains transcripts of all the letters with additional contextual and biographical information.