Street, Laurence Whistler (Lieutenant, b.? - d.1915)

Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number 1DRL/0578
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm.
Object type Letter
Maker Street, Laurence Whistler
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1929
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/11/59
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Collection relating to the service of Lieutenant Laurence Whistler Street, 3 Battalion, AIF, Gallipoli, 1915. Collection consists of typed copies of two letter written by Lieutenant Street to his mother, from Gallipoli. The collection is notable for its vivid description of Street's experience of the Landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915. Copies made by Australian War Memorial. The original letters are held by the State Library of New South Wales.

History / Summary

Biographical note: Lieutenant Laurence Whistler Street, 3 Battalion, AIF, who was killed in action on Anzac on 19 May 1915. Other biographical details concerning him are: student of law, Sydney; born Sydney; educated at Sydney Grammar School and Sydney University (BA); age at time of death, 21. Son of Mr. Justice Street, Chief Justice of New South Wales and Mrs. Belinda Maud Street.