ID numberRCDIG0000146
TitleLetters from Keith Rourke to his mother, and related correspondence to Mrs Rourke, 1917-1918
Collection numberPR04311
ClassificationDigitised Collection
Record typeFile
Item count18
Object typeLetters
MakerRourke, Keith
Place made
  • France
  • United Kingdom: England
Date made1917-1918
Physical description40 Image/s captured
DescriptionLetters and postcards relating to First World War service of 889 Lance Corporal Keith Rourke, 1916. This file contains letters from Keith Rourke to his mother, and other related correspondence to Mrs Rourke. These letters cover time spent in France, describing the weather and conditions, and the expectation that the war would end by the following spring. Some letters are written from camp in Salisbury, and talk about the erratic nature of mail. Later letters are from France and Belgium, describing conditions, and mention L/Cpl Rourke's promotion to Captain.
File contains:
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 16 February 1917;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 6 March 1917;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 15 March 1917;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 28 March 1917;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 27 April 1917;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 12 June 1917;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 19 June 1917;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 25 July 1917;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 5 August 1917;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother and Nell [sister], 25 September 1917;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 27 October 1917;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 29 November 1917;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 8 February 1918;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother 16 February 1918;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 29 March 1918;
Letter from Keith Rourke to his mother, 6 June 1918;
Postcard from Keith Rourke to his mother, 30 June 1918;
Letter from Base Records Office to Mrs Rourke, informing of son's return to Australia, 26 November 1918
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