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950560
  • Title
    Autograph letter signed from Fred Wills to his friends Mr. and Mrs. Dundas, with portrait of Fred Wills on postcard, 28 July 1916
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLDOC 3260
  • Level of description
    fonds
  • Date

    28 July 1916
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    950560
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.03 metres of textual material (1 folder) - manuscript, printed
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Alfred Henry Wills was born in England and served for 2 1/2 years with the 3rd Queensland Mounted Infantry during the Boer War. He enlisted in the A.I.F. in Queensland at the age of 40 in Jan. 1916 and embarked from Brisbane on HMAT A46 Clan MacGillivray, 1 May 1916. He fought in France Dec. 1916-1917, was evacuated from Etaples in Jan. 1917, hospitalised for two weeks with malaria contracted in 1900, and invalided home 26 Sept. 1917 on HT Borda
  • Scope and Content
    Letter written as a private of the 4th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 3, expressing his dislike of war
  • Source
    Presented by W. & F. Dundas, 17 August 1980
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales and Courtesy copyright holder
  • Description source

    Compiled from the Manuscripts MLDOCs (7-1154C) as part of the eRecords Project, 2011-2012
  • General note

    Author is assumed to be Alfred Henry Wills. The date on the letter was possibly added later and may be incorrect
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I letters
    Digital order no:Album ID : 1023888
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