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128855
  • Title
    Box 07: Fry family - papers of Alan Fraser Fry, ca. 1900 -1916
  • Call number
    MLMSS 1159 ADD-ON 2076/Box 7/Folder 1
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    ca. 1900 - 1916
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    128855
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Alan Fraser Fry was born in Sydney in 1895. After leaving school he was employed by Burns, Philp & Co.; he was purser on several voyages in the company's steamers to Papua in 1913-14; in August 1914 he went as Assistant Supercargo to the Solomon, Gilbert and Marshall Islands on board the "Tambo" in search of the "Induna" which had been captured by the Germans. He enlisted in December 1914 and left Australia in February 1915 with the 13th Battalion on board the transport "Seang Bee". He remained in Egypt in hospital with influenza and malaria while the Battalion went on to Gallipoli. He was invalided back to Australia and returned to Egypt with the 10th reinforcements, 13th Battalion in late 1915. Alan Fry reached France in June 1916; he was wounded on the 13 August and died the following day at the South Midland Clearing Station, Warloy.
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    Alan Fraser Fry postcards, ca. 1900-1916

    ITEM 02
    Alan Fraser Fry letters, ca. 1900-1916

    ITEM 03
    Alan Fraser Fry wallet, 1915

    ITEM 04
    Alan Fraser Fry notebook, 11-25 February 1915

    ITEM 05
    Alan Fraser Fry diary and papers, 1914-1916

    ITEM 06
    Alan Fraser Fry badges, ca. 1914-1916
  • Source
    Presented by Mrs Jean Fry in 1989.
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I diaries
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