Adam, Robert William Wyllie (Sergeant, b.1889 - d.1916)

Place Oceania: Australia, Western Australia, Blackboy Hill
Accession Number 1DRL/0003
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Adam, Robert William Wyllie
Lukin, Guy Clifton
Various
Place made Australia, Egypt, France, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1914-1916
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/11
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection relating to the First World War service of 1901 Sergeant Robert William Wyllie Adam, 11 Battalion, AIF, Gallipoli and France, 1914-1916.

Folder 1 - Thirty nine letters written by Sgt Adam to his mother, Mrs Jane Emily Adam in Hampstead, England. The letters are dated between 1914 and 1916 and were written from Australia (Blackboy Hill WA), Egypt, Gallipoli and France. The letters are well-written and provide good descriptions of places visited, daily activities, training, camp and trench conditions, rations and comforts, illness and hospitals amongst other things.

Folder 2 - Two letters written by 2631 Sergeant Guy Clifton Lukin in 1916 from France. The letters describe the wounding and death of Sgt Adam in July at Pozieres.

Folder 3 - A condolence letter written by General William Birdwood, Commander 1st Anzac Corp France, August 1916, to Sgt Adam's mother.

A transcipt is available for this collection (pdf file).