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Collection number PR04311
ID number RCDIG0000142
Title Letters from Keith Rourke to his mother, and related correspondence to Mrs Rourke, 1914-1915
Record type File
Item count 27
Collection Digitised Collection
Object type Letters
Maker Various
Places made
  • At sea
  • Australia: New South Wales, Sydney, Kensington
  • Egypt
Date made 1914-1915
Physical description 62 Image/s captured
Image use Attached digital images are protected by copyright and are provided here for research and study purposes. For further use, please contact the Memorial.

Description

Letters relating to the First World War service of 889 Private Keith Rourke, 2nd Infantry Battalion,1914-1915. This file contains correspondence from Keith Rourke to his mother and other family members. These letters cover time spent training in Cairo, time spent at Gallipoli, including conditions, food and dispelling myths about the events of the landing on 25 April 1915. Later letters cover time spent at Afton Lodge Hospital in England.
File contains:
Letter card from Keith Rourke to his mother [n.d.];
Letter card from Keith Rourke to his mother, 1914;

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Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, SS Suffolk, 23 October 1914;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, Mena Camp, 14 December 1914;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 3 January 1915;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 24 January 1915;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother 14 March 1915;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 24 March 1915;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 16 May 1915;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 14 July 1915;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 25 July 1915;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 2 August 1915;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 13 August 1915;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 29 August 1915;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 1 September 1915;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 18 September 1915;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 2 October 1915;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 27 October 1915;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 11 November 1915;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 23 November 1915;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 7 December 1915;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother [n.d.];
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother [n.d.];
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother and Nell [sister] [n.d.];
Postcard from Keith Rourke to his mother: Alexandria;
Poscard from Keith Rourke to his mother: Malta;
Postcard from Keith Rourke to his mother [n.d.]

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