Thompson, Francis Clarke (Dan) (Captain), 1888-1964; Milson, Stewart (Captain)

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Accession Number PR01983
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 4 wallet: 4 cm
Object type Letters, Photograph, Diary
Maker Milson, Stewart
Thompson, Francis Clarke
alpha lithograph
Place made Egypt, France: Paris, Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1917-1930
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copying is permitted for the purposes of research and study, subject to physical condition
Description

Papers of two soldiers, Captain Stewart Milson of 4 Battalion and Captain Francis Clarke Thompson, of 14 Australian General Hospital, Australian Army Medical Corps. Thompson wrote a transcript entitled "The action between the Sydney and Emden November 9 1914: a few details". Other records include six letters from Captain Stewart Milson to his sister Marjorie. Captain Milson was killed at 6 August 1915 at Lone Pine, Gallipoli. The collection also comprises letters from Captain Francis Thompson to his family 1917-1919; his field message book which documents symptoms and treatment for a variety of illnesses; and his diary (1917). Captain Thompson was a doctor who served with the 2 Light Horse Field Ambulance, 2 Australian General Hospital and 14 Australian General Hospital in Cairo during the First World War. Thompson also wrote in detail about an outbreak of influenza in Cairo and the prevalence of malaria in the Jordan Valley, 1918, while he was at the ANZAC receiving station.