|Collection type||Digitised Collection|
|Physical description||5 Image/s captured|
Hillary, Cyril Hamilton Corby
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, France, Western Front|
|Date made||1917-1918; 1927|
First World War, 1914-1918
|Copying Provisions||Copy provided for personal non-commercial use|
Letters to the mother of Hugh Barr, 1917-1927
Letters relating to the First World War service of Sergeant Hugh Barr, 44th Battalion. Included are two condolence letters addressed to Barr’s mother from his company commander and battalion adjutant detailing the manner of his death and extolling his nature as a fine soldier. Also included in this file is a letter detailing his Military Medal citation and a letter from the director of the Australian War Memorial which includes a short biography of Barr.
This file contains:
Letter from Captain Roy Skinner to the mother of Hugh Barr, France, 30 October 1917;
Letter from Captain Cyril Hamilton Corby Hillary to the mother of Hugh Barr, In the field, 5 November 1917;
Letter sent to the mother of Hugh Barr containing his Military Medal citation, Melbourne, 10 July 1918;
Letter from the Director of the Australian War Memorial [John Treloar] to the mother of Hugh Barr, [Melbourne], 25 June 1927.