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991965
  • Title
    Series 01: Letters from Charles Sherwin, Norman Sherwin, Frank Sherwin, Arthur Sherwin and Walter Elkington while on active service, 26 December 1914-2 February 1919
  • Level of description
    series
  • Date

    26 December 1914-2 February 1919
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    991965
  • Issue Copy
    Digitised : 2014
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    Charles Ronald Sherwin, a fitter of Ashfield, Sydney, New South Wales, was 27 when he enlisted on 26 Sept. 1914. He embarked from Sydney on board Transport A29 Suevic, 21 Dec. 1914 and served with the 6th Light Horse Regiment at Gallipoli and in Egypt.

    Norman Douglas Sherwin, a labourer from Cargo, New South Wales enlisted aged 20 on 14 Sept. 1914 and embarked from Sydney on board Transport A29 Suevic, 21 Dec. 1914. He served with the 6th Light Horse Regiment, was wounded during the attack on Amman on 28 March 1918 and reported missing. He died of wounds the next day while a prisoner of the Turks.

    Frank Herbert Sherwin, a bank clerk of Cargo, New South Wales enlisted aged 23, 29 August 1915 and embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A60 Aeneas, 20 Dec. 1915. He served as a driver with the 6th Light Horse Regiment in Egypt and France

    Arthur Townsend Sherwin, bank accountant of Cargo, New South Wales enlisted aged 26, on 28 Sept. 1915 and embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A30 Borda, 11 Jan. 1916. He was invalided back to Australia from Cairo in June 1916 after illness.

    Walter Harold Elkington, a grocer of Summer Hill, Sydney enlisted aged 23, on 22 Sept. 1915, embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 11 March 1916 and served with the 20th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement. He was awarded the Military Cross for his actions at Villers Bretonneux where he was severely wounded, 8th August 1918
  • Scope and Content
    Letters from Charles Sherwin, Norman Sherwin, Frank Sherwin, Arthur Sherwin and Walter Elkington to their great aunts Florence and Eveline Sherwin from Gallipoli, Egypt, France, Belgium and England.

    ITEM 01
    Letters from Charlie Sherwin, written at sea, Dec. 1914, from Maadi, Egypt, from St Andrews Hospital in Malta after being wounded, June 1915, during convalescence in England Oct. 1915, from Weymouth camp Feb. 1916 and from Egypt, April 1916. Includes telegrams and a news clipping with list of casualties, 4 Sept. 1916

    ITEM 02
    Letters from Norman Sherwin while in Sinai, Palestine, December 1916

    ITEM 03
    Letters from Frank Sherwin, written from camp in Liverpool, N.S.W. and in France, 1915-Aug. 1916

    ITEM 04
    Letter from Arthur Sherwin, written from Bendigo Military Camp, 10 Oct. 1915

    ITEM 05
    Letter from Walter Elkington, written from Belgium, 2 February 1919
  • General note

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