Delahunty, John Patrick (Sapper, b.c.1891)

Unit 2nd Australian Tunnelling Company
Place Europe: France
Accession Number PR03651
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Diary, Letters, Postcard, Certificate, Souvenir
Maker Delahunty, John Patrick
Place made France
Date made 1918-1919
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Documents relating to the First World War service of 5871 Sapper John Patrick Delahunty, 2nd Tunnelling Company, Australian Engineers. Collection consists of diaries for 1918 and 1919; two field service postcards; a letter written from "somewhere in France", 31 August 1918, written on German message paper; a certificate of discharge for Delahunty; and two souvenirs - a folio from the "Vest Pocket Webster" with a key to pronunciation; and a YMCA memorial card to the 1st Australian Division men commemorated at the Anzac Memorial in France. Delahunty survived the war and returned to Australia in 1919.