Cheney, Lillian (Civilian)

Accession Number PR82/127
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letter
Maker Dudley, John Lancelot
Potter, Walter Arthur
Sanderson, Norman Russell
Place made Belgium, France, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1918-1923
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/071/038
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Collection of six letters received by Miss Lillian Cheney (and her mother) from three soldiers serving in France, Belgium and England. The collection consists of two letters (and one envelope) from 53954 Private John Lancelot Dudley, 18 Battalion; one letter from 4578 Private Walter Arthur Potter, 54 Battalion; and three letters (and one envelope) from 2005 Private Norman Russell Sanderson, 17 Battalion. Also included in the collection is a 'Eine Million Mark' Reichsbanknote, dated 1923.

Miss Lillian Cheney was in her twenties, unmarried and living in Parkes NSW during the First World War. Both Dudley and Potter were Lillian's first cousins; Sanderson was a friend. The two letters from Dudley were written from England in August and December 1918 and describe the trip to England and leave taken in Scotland. The letter from Potter is written from England in April 1918 in which he describes his return to England after being captured in July 1916 and held as a German prisoner of war. The three letters from Sanderson were written from France in November 1918, Belgium in December 1918, and France in January 1919 and are of a general nature.