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897716
  • Title
    Peters war records and letters, June 1916-August 1919 / Charles Harold Peters
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 1887
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    June 1916-August 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    897716
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.02 metres of textual material (1 volume) - manuscript, carbon typescript, typescript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Captain Charles Harold Peters, a managing bookseller of Melbourne, Victoria enlisted aged 27, 21 July 1915, and embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A54 Runic, 20 June 1916. He served with the 38th Battalion, A.I.F. in France where he was awarded the Military Cross and Bar for his bravery at Armentieres, 31 Dec. 1916 and his actions during operations at the Hindenburg Line, Sept.-Oct. 1918. He was detached for duties with the 57th Battalion, Mar. 1917 and as instructor, Sept. 1917. He returned to Australia on HMAT Ypiringa and was discharged 19 Aug. 1919
  • Scope and Content
    Includes letters describing life in the trenches and in billets, raiding parties in which he was a successful leader, also two essays he contributed to the Australian Imperial Forces War Records Competition, notes for lectures and letters from the Australian War Memorial
  • Source
    Purchased from C.H. Peters, 1930 Part of the European War Collecting Project (also known as the Soldiers' Diaries Collection or War Diaries Collection), established by the Trustees of the Mitchell Library in 1918
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder<br>
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I letters
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1037160
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