Sample documents

General telegrams and postal

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Wounded in action notification.

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Typical telegram envelope. Note the advertising for buying War Savings Certificates. Photo courtesy of L. Robinson (relative of VX18278 J. C. Robinson) id no. L_ROBINSON_111

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Typical air mail letter card that occupies the top right quarter of the page. The page is folded twice so that the address is visible and the letter is then sealed along the edge. Note the 'Greetings from the A.I.F. Middle East Xmas - New Year 1941-42'. Photo courtesy of L. Robinson (relative of VX18278 J. C. Robinson) id no. L_ROBINSON_99

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Advice of delivery.

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Postal form.

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Typical 1941 Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year card sent back home. Identified personnel : left to right VX56620 Private Jim Rielly, VX56701 Private Daniel Francis Craven. Photo courtesy of B. Craven (son of VX56701 D. F. Craven) id no. B_CRAVEN_2

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Front of birthday card sent to VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas while on active service (see below). Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_95

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Rear of birthday card sent to VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas while on active service (see above). Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_96

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Postcard of 2/2 Pioneers at the Cafe Corso whilst on leave in Egypt circa 1941 for sending back home. Identified personnel : left to right VX56623 Private Leo Brown, VX56470 Private Dave Taylor, VX56620 Private Jim Rielly, VX56701 Private Daniel Francis Craven, VX56621 Private Bill Rielly, VX56568 Private Harry McIntosh. Photo courtesy of B. Craven (son of VX56701 D. F. Craven) id no. B_CRAVEN_3

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These are the names written on the rear of the postcard shown above. Identified personnel : left to right VX56623 Private Leo Brown, VX56470 Private Dave Taylor, VX56620 Private Jim Rielly, VX56701 Private Daniel Francis Craven, VX56621 Private Bill Rielly, VX56568 Private Harry McIntosh. Photo courtesy of B. Craven (son of VX56701 D. F. Craven) id no. B_CRAVEN_4

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Beirut 29/11/1941. This is on the front of a postcard (rear of postcard with names is shown below). Identified personnel : third from left Norman Allan Connelly. Photo courtesy of G. Connelly (son of VX56696 N. M. Connelly) id no. G_CONNELLY_1

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Beirut 29/11/1941. These are the names written on the rear of the postcard shown above. Text : A group taken whilst on leave in Beirut, Syria 29-11-'41 Squiz, Harry, Norm, Bobby, Ted, Ike. Presumably names are soldiers from left to right. Photo courtesy of G. Connelly (son of VX56696 N. M. Connelly) id no. G_CONNELLY_8

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Syria 10/01/1941. This is on the front of a postcard (rear of postcard with names is shown below). Identified personnel : first from left Norman Allan Connelly. Photo courtesy of G. Connelly (son of VX56696 N. M. Connelly). id no. G_CONNELLY_6

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Syria 10/01/1941. These are the names written on the rear of the postcard shown above. Text : Taken on 10-1-41 Norm, Mac, Jack, Lofty. Presumably names are soldiers from left to right. Photo courtesy of G. Connelly (son of VX56696 N. M. Connelly) id no. G_CONNELLY_9

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At sea 1941. This is the rear of a H.M.A.S. Queen Mary (troop carrier) postcard sent by Norman Allan Connelly to his Mum. Photo courtesy of G. Connelly (son of VX56696 N. M. Connelly) id no. G_CONNELLY_10

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Telegram sent to VX77682 Corporal J. J. O'Neill and his kitchen staff after a successful Christmas dinner in New Guinea. Photo courtesy of E. Sandell (daughter of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. E_SANDELL_12

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Envelope of letter sent to VX18252 Corporal William Albert George Ryan in the Middle East. Note the unit censor stamp. Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_22

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Rear of envelope of letter sent to VX18252 Corporal William Albert George Ryan in the Middle East (see above). Photo courtesy of C. Sandell (grandson of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. C_SANDELL_23

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Greeting card of photos from Ravenshoe, Queensland sent home. Photo courtesy of E. Sandell (daughter of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. E_SANDELL_29

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Greeting card of photos from Ravenshoe, Queensland sent home. Photo courtesy of E. Sandell (daughter of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. E_SANDELL_25

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Greeting card of photos from Ravenshoe, Queensland sent home. Photo courtesy of E. Sandell (daughter of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. E_SANDELL_26

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Greeting card of photos from Ravenshoe, Queensland sent home. Photo courtesy of E. Sandell (daughter of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. E_SANDELL_27

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Greeting card of photos from Ravenshoe, Queensland sent home. Photo courtesy of E. Sandell (daughter of VX73689 C. A. R. Douglas) id no. E_SANDELL_28