Letter - re. opening of Kenmore War Memorial

Production date
30 Jun 1920
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Object detail

An invitation to Mrs G. Sullivan to attend unveiling ceremony of Kenmore War Memorial, 1920
CH classification DOCUMENTS Invitations
CH classification MILITARY Army
Production date
30 Jun 1920
205 x 265 mm
Media/Materials description
Indeterminate (Paper), ink
History and use
This letter invites Mrs Sullivan to the unveiling of the Kenmore war memorial in June 1920. Mrs Sullivan's 18-year-old son George was killed 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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