Letter re. death of Pte George Sullivan.

Production date
27 Aug 1916
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Object detail

First page of letter from Lt. A.T. Brett to Mrs Sullivan re the death of her son.
CH classification DOCUMENTS Letters personal
CH classification MILITARY Army
Production date
27 Aug 1916
L150mm x H220 mm
Media/Materials description
Indeterminate (Paper), ink
History and use
This is the first page of a condolence letter from Lt AT Brett to Mrs Sullivan following the death of her 18-year-old son George during World War 1’s Battle of Romani in 1916. The Lighthorseman's widowed mother spent the next decade corresponding with the War Office, sorting out her son’s affairs. The family kept this correspondence for many years, finally donating it to the Queensland Museum in 1983. Medallions, photographs and grave information from the military and government often provided all the information families ever had about the deaths of family members.
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