|Collection type||Private Record|
|Measurement||4 wallets: 7 cm|
Williams, Percy Gladstone "Pidge"
|Place made||Egypt, United Kingdom: England|
|Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room.||AWM315 419/116/013|
First World War, 1914-1918
|Copying Provisions||Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition|
Williams, Percy Gladstone (Sergeant, b.1898 - d.1984)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.