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938007
  • Title
    William James Fairall papers, 1914-1941
  • Creator
  • Call number
    A 2552
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    1914-1941
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    938007
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material - manuscript, printed
    1 badge
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    William James Fairall of Waverley, N.S.W. was born in London in 1888. He served in the Mercantile Marine Service and enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy Nov. 1914, serving on HMAS Penguin, HMAS Fantome, HMAS Cerberus, HMAS Brisbane and HMAS Encounter
  • Scope and Content
    Manuscript contents list by Wm J. Fairall (unnumbered item, 1 p.), transcribed below:

    1. Programme arrival of The Australian Fleet, 1913
    2. Letter written from HMAS Fantome at Rabaul, New Guinea after occupation by Australian forces, enclosing a Christmas card of their Majesties, [Dec. 1914]
    3. Letter written from HMAS Melbourne describing the surrender of the German High Seas Fleet to the Grand Fleet on 21 November 1918
    4. Christmas card of HMAS Melbourne, Xmas 1918
    5. Invitation card to ball at Portsmouth Town Hall ... given by combined ships of HMAS Australian Navy before leaving Britain for Australia February 1919
    6. Press cuttings of death [of] Vice-Admiral Astley Rushton who as Capt. Rushton commanded HMAS Melbourne before and during the surrender of German Fleet, [1935]
    7. Silver and enamel badge presented to mothers of men serving in HMA. Navy during the 1914-1918 war ...

    [With printed booklet, not listed above: The Battle of Britain August-October 1940 : an Air Ministry account of the great days from 8th August-31st October 1940. London : HMSO, 1941]
  • Source
    Presented by W. J. Fairall, 1947
  • 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 papers
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I realia
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1023663
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