Letters from John Joseph Bourke to his Parents, 1914-1917

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Accession Number RCDIG0000212
Collection number 1DRL/0140
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 8
Object type Letters
Physical description 16 Image/s captured
Maker Bourke, John Joseph
Place made Egypt, Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, United Kingdom: England, Western Front
Date made 1914-1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copying Provisions Copy provided for personal non-commercial use
Description

Photostat copies of letters relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant John Joseph Bourke, 2nd Machine Gun Company. The original letters were written by John Bourke to his family in Australia between 9 December 1914 and 23 February 1917. The letters describe his training in Egypt and experiences on active service at Gallipoli and in France. The photostat copies were made in 1928 by the Australian War Memorial. The location of the originals is unknown.
This file contains:
Letter from John Bourke to his mother, 9 December 1914 [photostat];
Letter from John Bourke to his mother, 19 February 1915 [photostat];
Letter from John Bourke to his father, 1915 [photostat];
Letter from John Bourke to his mother, 8 December 1915 [photostat];
Letter from John Bourke to his mother, 1 June 1916 [photostat];
Letter from John Bourke to his mother, 6 July 1916 [photostat] [incomplete];
Letter from John Bourke to his mother, 5 August 1916 [photostat];
Letter from John Bourke to his mother, 23 February 1917 [photostat].