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.
Description

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.