Barrett-Lennard, Douglas (Driver, b.? - d.1915)

Accession Number 1DRL/0093
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letter
Maker Barrett-Lennard, Douglas
Place made Australia: Western Australia
Date made 1926?
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/632
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright restrictions apply. Only personal, non-commercial, research and study use permitted. Permission of copyright holder required for any commercial use and/or reproduction.

Collection relating to service of 1879 Driver Douglas Barrett-Lennard, 3 Field Artillery Brigade, Gallipoli, 1915. Collection includes handwritten copies of Barrett-Lennard's letters to family members and handwritten copies of condolence letters to Barrett-Lennard's family. Copies of letters made in 1928 in response to request by Australian War Memorial. Location of originals unknown.

History / Summary

As a whole, this collection (albeit copies only) demonstrates comradeship and expresses opinions on the honour of dying in battle. Condolence letters also provide a good description of artillery action and of an honourable death. The initiation of a request for a memorial to Barrett-Lennard to his old school is also noteworthy for its immediacy.

Biographical note: 1879 Driver Douglas Barrett-Lennard, 3 Australian Field Artillery Brigade, AIF. Killed in action, Gallipoli, 17 July 1915. Son of George and Amy Barrett-Lennard, of Comares, North Rd., West Guildford, Western Australia. Native of St. Leonard's, Swan, Western Australia.

AWM93 0012/0005/0098 relates to an account of the incident in which Barrett-Lennard and Stanley Carter were killed 17 July 1915 on Gallipoli at their gun. AWM 43 A52 contains some correspondence relating to Barrett-Lennard. Barrett-Lennard travelled aboard the Medic according to AWM8 Embarkation roll 13/31/1 FAB.