Waite, Arthur Geoffrey (Flying Officer, b.1910 - d.1945)

Accession Number PR03016
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 2 cm
Object type Letter, Log book, Document, Certificate, Poem
Maker Various
Waite, Arthur Geoffrey
Place made Australia, New Guinea1: Papua New Guinea, Papua, Milne Bay, United Kingdom: England
Date made 1938-1958
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Collection relating to the service of 406817 Flying Officer Arthur Geoffrey Waite, Group 623, 100 Squadron, RAAF, Australia, New Guinea, 1941-1945. Collection consists of Waite's flying log book (1941-1945); four letters he wrote to his parents while on active service (1944-1945); three letters of condolence sent to Waite's parents after his death; Waite's handwritten account of Milne Bay (February 1943); typed verses; photocopy of telegram and letter re notification of Waite's death; photocopy of commemorative scroll; photocopy of MID notification; and a handwritten memoir compiled by Waite's mother (1938-1958, with some loose notes). Added to the collection in September 2014 were seven letters (3 with envelopes) written by Waite to his sister Margaret (1942-1943); one letter written by brother David to sister Margaret (1945); and an A4 sheet of commemorative poems.