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
Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
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.