Trousdale, Lawrence (Corporal, MM, b.1892 - d.1941)

Place Europe: France
Accession Number PR83/022
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement Extent: .5 cm; Wallet/s: 1
Object type Papers
Maker Trousdale, Laurence Samuel
Date made 1914-1921
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM315 419/071/037
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Source credit to This item has been digitised with funding provided by Commonwealth Government.

Collection relating to the First World War service of 6754 Corporal Lawrence Samuel 'Trousers' Trousdale, 8 Field Ambulance, 1914-1921

Wallet 1 of 1 – Collection consists of several postcards, letters, and other papers sent to Corporal Trousdale, including a post-war recommendation from his pre-war employers at Searl & Sons. One postcard depicts six men in uniform, dated May 1918. The caption states that they are 'Comrades' at Hameln Camp, Hannover, Germany. A newspaper clipping in this collection contains a photograph of six men in uniform holding a stretcher. This may be members of 8 Australian Field Ambulance, and may include Corporal Trousdale.

The collection also includes a typed copy of the poem 'Same as you', by E J Brady. There are handwritten amendments on the letter, and notes on the reverse. The poem was sent by Les J Kearn, Newcastle.