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Collection number 1DRL/0168
ID number RCDIG0000217
Title Letters from Francis James Burton to his Family, 1914-1917
Record type File
Item count 12
Collection Digitised Collection
Object type Letters
Maker Burton, Francis James (Maker)
Places made
  • Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
  • Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows
  • Egypt
  • Ottoman Empire: Palestine
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made 1914-1917
Physical description 20 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

Photostat copies of letters relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Francis James Burton, 4th Light Horse Regiment. The original letters were written between 27 September 1914 and 10 October 1917. In the letters, Francis Burton describes his training in Egypt, the incessant artillery bombardment at Gallipoli and praises the work of the Red Cross. The photostat copies were made by the Australian War Memorial in 1928.
This file contains:
Letter from Francis Burton to his parents, 27 September 1914 [photostat];
Letter from Francis Burton to his parents, 15 January 1915 [photostat] [incomplete];
Letter from Francis Burton to his parents, 28 January 1915 [photostat] [incomplete];
Letter from Francis Burton to his parents, 10 September 1915 [photostat] [incomplete];
Letter from Francis Burton to his mother, 25 December 1915 [photostat] [incomplete];
Letter from Francis Burton to Ann [his sister], 29 December 1915 [photostat];
Letter from Francis Burton to his mother, 11 February 1916 [photostat];
Letter from Francis Burton to his father, 14 February 1916 [photostat] [incomplete];
Letter from Francis Burton to his mother, 27 February 1916 [photostat];
Letter from Francis Burton to his mother, 7 April 1917 [photostat];
Letter from Francis Burton to his mother, 26 July 1917 [photostat];
Letter from Francis Burton to his mother, 10 October 1917 [photostat] [incomplete].

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