1. Meggy, Albert Edward (Private, b.1894 - d.1915); 2. Meggy, Douglas Acland (Private, b.1896 - d.1916)

Accession Number 1DRL/0495
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Papers
Maker Bean, Charles Edwin Woodrow (C E W)
Birdwood, William Riddell
Owen, Robert Haylock
Place made Australia, France, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1915-1924
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/4710
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition

Collection relating to the service of 761 Private Albert Edward Meggy, 3 Battalion AIF, Gallipoli, 1915, and 2951 Private Douglas Acland Meggy, 3 Battalion AIF, Western Front, 1916. Collection consists of four letters from General William Birdwood and three letter from Lieutenant Colonel Robert Haylock Owen, to Mrs. Sarah Myrtle Meggy, mother of Albert and Douglas Meggy. Collection also contains two letters from C E W Bean to Mr. Percy Robert Meggy, father of Albert and Douglas. Other items in the collection include various correspondence from the Red Cross Society, letters of condolence, and two remembrance cards.

History / Summary

Biographical note: 761 Private Albert Edward Meggy, 3 Battalion AIF. Farmer, of Neutral Bay and Leeton, NSW. Born in Paddington, NSW, 1894; educated at Neutral Bay Public School; joined the AIF on 24 August 1914; killed in action at Lone Pine between 6 and 12 August 1915,aged 21. Son of Percy Robert and Sarah Myrtle Meggy, of Glen Echo, Rangers Avenue, Cremorne, New South Wales.

Biographical note: 2951 Private Douglas Acland Meggy, 3 Battalion AIF. Accountant, of Neutral Bay NSW. Born in Paddington, NSW, 1896; educated at Fort Street Public School, Sydney and Hurlstone Continuation College; joined the AIF on 13 May 1915; left Australia in September 1915; killed in action at Pozieres between 22 and 27 July 1916, aged 20.