Letters from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his family, January to July 1917

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Accession Number RCDIG0001139
Collection number 2DRL/0785
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 29
Object type Letters
Physical description 160 Image/s captured
Maker Gallwey, Wilfred Denver
Place made France, France, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London, United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Codford
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Letters relating to the First World War service of 2430 Lance Corporal Wilfred Denver Gallwey, 47th Battalion. The letters were written to various members of his immediate family between January and July 1917. In these letters Gallwey describes his visit to London in January, his opinion of men he believed were shirking their duty by remaining at home in Australia, and consistently writes about the pride he took in serving. He writes of the remainder of his training in the cold weather of Codford, including his exposure to chlorine gas as part of gas warfare training, and his subsequent time in France and the French people. Gallwey also describes the fighting at Bullecourt, and his evacuation to an Australian military hospital at Dartford in England after contracting trench fever. Included amongst the letters is an example of a field service postcard and a small leaflet on wartime duty titled: "Play the game, for honour and her." This file contains:
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, London, 1 January [1917];
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his parents, Codford, Wiltshire, 2 January 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his parents, Codford, Wiltshire, 21 January 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, Codford, Wiltshire, 28 January 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, Codford, Wiltshire, 2 February 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, Codford, Wiltshire, 5 February 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, Codford, Wiltshire, 10 February 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, Codford, Wiltshire, 14 February 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, Codford, Wiltshire, 15 February 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, Codford, Wiltshire, 16 February 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his parents, Codford, Wiltshire, 20 February 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, "somewhere in France", 1 March 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, "somewhere in France", 3 March 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his sister, "somewhere in France", 24 March 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, "somewhere in France", March 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, "somewhere in France", March 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, "somewhere in France", 8 April 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, "somewhere in France", 14 April 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, "somewhere in France", 27 April 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his parents, "somewhere in France", 3 May 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his parents, "somewhere in France", 9 May 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his parents, "somewhere in France", 17 June 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his parents, "somewhere in France", D Company, 47th Battalion, 24 June 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his sister, "somewhere in France", D Company, 47th Battalion, 24 June 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his parents, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Ward B 28, Dartford, Kent, 21 July 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Ward B 27, Dartford, Kent, 23 July 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his father, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Ward B 27, Dartford, Kent, 26 July 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his mother, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, Ward B 27, Dartford, Kent, 29 July 1917;
Letter from Wilfred Denver Gallwey to his father, 3rd Australian Auxiliary Hospital, B 27 Ward, Dartford, Kent, 30 July 1917.