Clarke, Emil John Hamilton

Accession Number PR04787
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1cm
Object type Letters, Typescript
Maker Clarke, Emil John Hamilton
Place made Egypt, France
Date made 1915-1916
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Copying Provisions Copying permitted subject to physical condition
Description

Collection of 4 original letters (2 incomplete) and 1 envelope written by Lieutenant (Lt) Emil John Hamilton Clarke (more commonly known as Jack Clarke) between November 1915 when he arrived in Egypt from South Australia to July 1916 when he was serving on the Western Front. The letters were sent by Lt Clarke to his parents in South Australia, who then posted them to one of his 8 siblings, with instructions to send them to the next sibling and then return them to their mother. Also includes a typed transcription of the letters, with some annotations. Lt Clarke was killed in action at Bullecourt on 15 April 1917.