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  • Title
    David Conroy correspondence, pictorial material and realia, ca.1890-1919
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  • Physical Description
    Textual Records - manuscript, 23 sheets
    Photographs - 3 cabinet - 3 photoprints - 22 postcards - 16.5 x 10.5 cm or smaller
    Objects - 1 silver presentation goblet - 16.4 cm. x Max Diam. 8 cm.

    Born Abraham Levene in Glasgow, Scotland, David Conroy was a bush worker and labourer when he enlisted in the 4th Battalion A.I.F. Infantry aged 22, on 27 Aug. 1914. He embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board Transport A14 Euripides, 20 Oct. 1914 and was killed in action at Gallipoli on 23rd July 1915.
    The 4th Battalion was among the first infantry units raised for the AIF during the First World War. Together with the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Battalions, it was recruited from New South Wales and formed the 1st Brigade. Two months after the declaration of war in August 1914, the 4th Battalion embarked with a brief stop in Albany, W.A, arriving in Egypt on 2nd December. The battalion took part in the ANZAC landing on 25th April 1915 as part of the second and third waves.' -- Reference: Australian War Memorial, Online, Jan. 2004.
  • Scope and Content
    SERIES 01
    David Conroy letter to his mother, 3-6 December 1914, and official correspondence to her, February 1915-March 1916

    SERIES 02
    David Conroy photographs and postcards, ca.1890-1918

    SERIES 03
    39th Battallion Royal Fusiliers presentation goblet, 1917, inscribed 1919
  • Source
    Purchased Nov. 2003
  • Access Conditions

    Access to this pictures collection via appointment only. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian - Applies to R 945
  • Copying Conditions
    Out of copyright: Created before 1955
    Please acknowledge: : Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales<br>
  • General note

    The letters supplement the Library's extensive holdings of World War 1 material and further document the experiences of young Australian soldiers. -- Curator of Manuscripts, Jan. 2004.
    The goblet's connection with the letters (if any) is not clear.
    Originally numbered in black ink from page 1 to 14, the pages have been renumbered to page 16 with page 4 absent.
    Pages of letter are watermarked, "W.E. Smith's / Extra Strong / Sydney / Made in England"
    State Library of New South Wales collection of World War I pictorial material
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