Turner, Harold Percy

Unit 2nd Australian Field Ambulance
Accession Number PR05355
Collection type Private Record
Record type Collection
Measurement 1 wallet: 1 cm
Object type Letters, Diary
Maker Turner, Harold Percy
Place made United Kingdom: England
Date made 1917-1918
Access Open
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Collection relating to 18177 Private (Pte) Harold Percy Turner (known to family and friends as 'Tuck') who served with 2nd Australian Field Ambulance in France during the First World War. Comprises a 13 page letter written in diary form by Pte Turner to his family during the period September to October 1917. The letter provides detailed description of his troopship voyage through the Panama Canal and via Halifax, Nova Scotia, and ends at his arrival in England. The letter finishes abruptly, so it is believed that there may have been additional pages. Also included is six pages of handwritten notes titled 'Rough diary of my first year in France 3/11/17 to 19/11/18', and signed 'Your loving hubby Tuck 22/11/18', and a photocopy of a photograph of Pte Turner in uniform.

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