Letters to George Gordon McCrae, 1895-1922

Place Europe: France, Nord Pas de Calais, Pas de Calais, Bethune, Fleurbaix
Accession Number RCDIG0001273
Collection number 1DRL/0427
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 8
Object type Letters
Physical description 16 Image/s captured
Maker McCrae, George Gordon
Various
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Hawthorn, France, United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London, United Kingdom: England, Somerset, Bath, United States of America: Rhode Island
Date made 1895; 1909; 1916; 1918; 1922
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Letters relating to the father of Major Geoffrey Gordon McCrae, 60th Battalion. This series of letters spans the period 1895 to 1922 and among others includes: a letter to McCrae’s father from Rudyard Kipling concerning a verse used for McCrae’s memorial; letters concerning McCrae’s Victory Medal; a letter from Harold Edward (Pompey) Elliott regarding the reasons for McCrae’s transfer from the 7th Battalion; a letter from McCrae’s father to McCrae detailing news from home and excited at the fact that he might be returning to Australia for convalescence; a letter concerning the war effort and mentioning the battle at Fleurbaix (Fromelles).
This file contains:
Letter from James B. Haye to George Gordon McCrae, Junior United Service Club, London, 21 January 1895;
Letter from [C. J. Henry] to [George Gordon McCrae], U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 25 March 1909;
Handwritten transcript of letter from George Gordon McCrae to Geoffrey Gordon McCrae, Anchorfield, Muir Street, Hawthorn, Victoria, 26 March 1916;
Letter from Rudyard Kipling to George Gordon McCrae, Empire Hotel, Bath, 22 February 1918;
Letter from [J. Brieliaus] to George Gordon McCrae, 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, AIF, France, 30 September 1918;
Letter from Captain, Administrative Staff, 3rd District Base, Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, to George Gordon McCrae,"Anchorfield", Calvin and Muir Streets, Lower Hawthorn, 10 July 1922;
Letter from Major J M Lean, Officer In Charge Base Records, Victoria Barracks, Melbourne, to George Gordon McCrae, "Anchorfield", Calvin Street, Hawthorn, Victoria, 21 July 1922;
Letter from [indecipherable] to George Gordon McCrae, Commonwealth of Australia, The Senate, Melbourne, 20 November 1922.