Mundell, William Twynam (Major, b. - d.1917)

Accession Number 1DRL/0523
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters
Maker Mundell, William Twynam
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 1927
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/102
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 Major William Twynam Mundell, 15 Battalion, Australia, Gallipoli, Western Front, 1914-1917. Collection consists of eleven letters (typed copies) written by Mundell to various family members in Australia, a copy of a photograph of Major Mundell in uniform, a letter (typed copy) written by 3234 Sergeant James Castles Blair in 1917, and a letter (typed copy) from the Australian Red Cross Society to Major Mundell's brother, containing eye-witness reports of Mundell's death. Copies made by Australian War Memorial. Location of originals unknown.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Major William Twynam Mundell, 15 Battalion, Australian Infantry. Mentioned in Despatches. Died of wounds 19 August 1917, aged 26. Son of David and Fanny Alice Mundell; husband of Alice Maude Mundell, of 138 Ormond Road, Elwood, Victoria, Australia. Other biographical details concerning him are: Commission Agent; of Moonee Ponds, Victoria; born South Melbourne, Vic.; educated at Albert Park State School and the Church of England Grammar School, Essendon, Victoria; he had also been a salesman, and had had mining experience in New Guinea. He enlisted in August 1914 in Brisbane and was posted (as a private) to the 15th Battalion, gained his commission at Anzac. He was in command of the battalion when he was killed. (A brother, Sergeant James Middlecoat Mundell, enlisted in 1914 and served with the 13th Light Horse Regiment in Gallipoli and France, and was invalided to Australia in 1917.)