Metcalfe, Arnold Selwyn (Corporal, b.1894 - d.1918)

Accession Number 1DRL/0497
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 2 cms.
Object type Letters
Maker Metcalfe, Arnold Selwyn
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1930
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/860
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 1030 Corporal Arnold Selwyn Metcalfe, 1 Australian Light Horse Regiment, Palestine, Egypt, 1916-1918. Collection consists of photostat copies of ten letters written by Corporal Metcalfe, while on active service, to his brother Harry in Australia. Also in the collection is a photostat copy of a letter of condolence written by Trooper Thomas Stephen Walsh, 1 Light Horse Regiment, to Harry Metcalfe.

History / Summary

Biographical note: 1030 Corporal Arnold Selwyn Metcalfe, 1 Light Horse regiment, AIF who died on 19 April 1918 of wounds received east of Jericho. Other biographical details concerning him are: bank clerk; of Young, NSW, born Young; son of Charles Joseph and Laura Annie Metcalfe, of Young; educated at the Young district school; joined the AIF on 23 February 1915; age at time of death, 24.