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  • Title
    Letters from Ralph Perdriau and Christopher Kenneth Millar, 1900, 1914-1919, 1940-1941, with transcript, 2003
  • Creator
  • Level of description
  • Date

    1900-1941, 2003
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
  • Issue Copy
    Partly Digitised : 2014
  • Physical Description
    0.04 metres of textual material (1 box) - manuscript

    Christopher Kenneth Millar, bank clerk of Harword, N.S.W., enlisted aged 19, Aug. 1914 and served with the 2nd Battalion in Gallipoli and France. Ralph Perdriau, born in East Balmain in 1880, served in the first Military Force of the Commonwealth of Australia in the South African War in 1901-1902. He married Elizabeth (Lizzie) Millar in 1904. Christopher Kenneth Millar (always known as Ken) was her brother. He left Sydney in October 1914, and after training in Egypt, went ashore at Gallipoli in April 1915, Soon wounded he returned to Egypt and a hospital in Cairo. In August Millar returned to the fray until the evacuation in December, when he returned to Egypt to Tel-el Kebir, by this time a Sergeant, acting Lieutenant. In April 1916 his battalion was transported to France and saw action on the Western Front. He was wounded in July 1916 and laid up in a London hospital until November, but was hospitalised again on his return to France because of a hernia. It was announced on 2 January 1917 that the Military Cross had been awarded to Lieutenant Millar. He was on leave in London when the Armistice was declared and returned to Sydney in May 1919. His service in World War 11 is documented in three letters 1940 and 1941
  • Scope and Content
    ITEM 01
    Postcard from Ralph Perdriau to Elizabeth Millar, 1900

    ITEM 02
    Letters from Christopher Kenneth Millar to Elizabeth Perdriau nee Millar, 24 October 1914-1916

    ITEM 03
    Letters from Christopher Kenneth Millar to Elizabeth Perdriau nee Millar, 1917-6 May 1919

    ITEM 04
    Christopher Kenneth Millar photographs, July 1915, September 1917

    ITEM 05
    Letters from Christopher Kenneth Millar to his mother, 9 May-18 July 1915

    ITEM 06
    Christopher Kenneth Millar Military Cross and campaign ribbons, 1917-1945

    ITEM 07
    Christopher Kenneth Millar letters, 1921, 29 September 1940-21 March 1941

    ITEM 08
    Transcript of Christopher Kenneth Millar letters, 2003
  • Source
    Presented by Berry Symons in 2003
  • Copying Conditions
    Copyright status:: In copyright
    Research & study copies allowed: Author has been deceased for more than 50 years
    Copyright holder:: State Library of New South Wales
    Rights and Restrictions Information:: No publication without prior written approval of copyright holder
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales
  • General note

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