Turner, William Terry (Sergeant, b.1887 - d.1959)

Accession Number 1DRL/0586
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 2 wallets: 5 cms.
Object type Letter, Diary
Maker Turner, William Terry
Place made Belgium: Sivry, France: Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Le Cateau, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London, United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Codford, United Kingdom: England, Yorkshire, Western Front
Date made 1917-1919; 1927
Access Open
Related File This file can be copied or viewed via the Memorial’s Reading Room. AWM93 12/5/87
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copyright expired. Copying permitted subject to physical condition. Permission for reproduction not required.

Collection relating to the service of 3484 Sergeant William Terry Turner, 56 Battalion (and formerly of 45 Battalion), AIF, at sea, Western Front, England, 1917-1919. Collection consists of 116 letters written by Turner between January 1917 and August 1919; two diaries kept by Turner from November 1917 to March 1918; a typescript copy of these diaries; a handwritten memoir compiled by Turner in response to a request from the Australian War Memorial. The letters mainly relate to family matters, and contain very little information of military history interest, but do contain considerable family detail, especially when Turner writes of his visits to England, and particularly to the city of York. The diaries and the memoir are far more detailed in relation to military matters.

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