Parton, Horace A, (Corporal, b.1891 - d.1943)

Unit 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number PR00259
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 214 ITEMS
Object type Letters
Maker Parton, Horace A
Place made France
Date made 1915-1919
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Handwritten original letters written by Corporal Horace A Parton to his family while on active service with the 5 Battalion Headquarters. Parton was a signal runner and describes in his correspondence the offensives at Pozieres, Ypres, Bapaume and Messines. Parton also discusses his support for Prime Minister William Hughes' 1916 referendum on conscription. The collection also includes a bound transcript of the letters; 3 Soldier's paybooks; a map of Le Barque; and 7 photographs relating to HA Parton and personnel in 5th Battalion.