Letters from Wilfred Griffith Barlow to Mr Goodsir Fowler, 1916-1917

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Accession Number RCDIG0000927
Collection number 1DRL/0090
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 4
Object type Letters
Physical description 8 Image/s captured
Maker Barlow, Wilfred Griffith
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Elsternwick, France
Date made 1916-1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Description

Letters relating to the First World War service of Lieutenant Wilfred Griffith Barlow, 58th Infantry Battalion. In this series of letters to his friend, Goodsir Fowler, Barlow describes the conditions and experiences on the Western Front and the characteristics of the German Army opposing them. Barlow also describes in great detail his sightseeing in England. His last letter is dated shortly before he was killed in action on 12 May 1917 at the Second Battle of Bullecourt in France. Mr Goodsir Fowler later joined the war effort, rising to the rank of Lance Corporal and serving with the 27th Infantry Battalion.
This file contains:
Letter from Wilfred Griffith Barlow to Mr Goodsir Fowler, Elsternwick, Victoria, 29 July 1916;
Letter from Wilfred Griffith Barlow to Mr Goodsir Fowler, 'In firing line', France, 2 March 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Griffith Barlow to Mr Goodsir Fowler, 'Firing line', France, 15 April 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Griffith Barlow to Mr Goodsir Fowler, [date unknown].