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944041
  • Title
    William Pickersgill papers, ca. 1915-18 January 1919
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLDOC 2853
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    ca. 1915-18 January 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    944041
  • Physical Description
    1 folder of textual material - manuscript
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    William Pickersgill, lead burner, of Cottesloe Beach, Western Australia, enlisted in Perth, 10 Nov. 1915 and embarked for Egypt on HMAT A28 Miltiades, 12 Feb. 1916. He served with the 16th Battalion, 4th Brigade, 4th Division in France and Belgium. He was wounded in action in France 1 Aug. 1916 and on 6 March 1917 was transported on hospital ship Port Elizabeth for England where he was treated for trench feet. He attended Australian Corp Signalling School in Aug. 1918 and returned to Australia on the Anchises, 28 Feb. 1919
  • Scope and Content
    Item 1
    Envelope with manuscript annotations on front

    Item 2
    Black and white photograph of three World War I soldiers Bill Rickard, John Edwin Ffoulkes and Will, with manuscripts annotations on the reverse by soldier Will to his wife Jill, Belgium, 18 January 1919

    Item 3
    Postcard with black and white photograph of Port Said, from an unidentified soldier to his Aunty Pollie, from Heliopolis, Egypt, no date.

    Item 4
    Black and white photograph of soldier from the 16th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force, J. Ffoulkes and his bride, no date

    Item 5
    Satirical war drawing with manuscript annotation 'Jim Elliott decides he knows a better position for the sun further back', no date

    Item 6
    Caricature drawing of an officer in military uniform carrying a sword, signed J. Lawson, no date

    Item 7
    Newscutting captioned 'Anzacs in France Carrying in a Wounded Comrade' on a stretcher

    Item 8
    Soldiers pocket book bag with '16th Batt. B Australian Imperial Force.' printed on front
  • Source
    Presented by William Pickersgill , 14 July 1965
  • General note

    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I papers
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1023887
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