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  • Title
    'Lieut. Jack Byrne and Pte Bill Byrne: Two soldiers of the Great War 1914-1918'
  • Creator
  • Call number
    MLMSS 7259
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  • Type of material
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  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 4660, frames 31-64 (MLMSS 7259)
  • Physical Description
    0.02 metres of textual material (1 folder) - typescript, photographs

    Judith Saunders has compiled an account of her father's and uncle's service in World War 1, using the older brother's letters home, and the Official War History (C.E.W. Bean et al)
  • Scope and Content
    John (Jack) Byrne,aged 25, served with the 3rd Division, part of the 9th Brigade, in France and Belgium, and took part in the battle of Messines Ridge from June 1917. The 3rd Division was relieved in October. Among the reinforcements was Private William Byrne, aged 22. Jack returned to Messines Ridge after leave in December. In March 1918 Jack Byrne received wounds to his chest and leg and did not return to active service. William Byrne fought on the Somme from March 1917 and took part in the "Great Push" of August 8 1918, at the battle of Amiens. Seriously wounded he was in hospital in England by the end of August. In April 1919 Jack was discharged and in May William followed.
  • Source
    Presented by Judith Saunders in 2003
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and is usually available after 4pm on the next business day. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
  • General note

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