[William Reece, No 338, boilermaker's labourer of Waterloo, NSW, enlisted on 31 August 1914, aged 20, and embarked from Sydney on HMAT A23 Suffolk on 18 October 1914 with C Company, 2nd Infantry Battalion,. He served at Gallipoli, where he was wounded in both legs on 25 April 1915. He later served in France, and returned to Australia on 7 June 1918.
Includes several hand-made postcards, and a short description of the Gallipoli landing on 25 April 1915 (page 209).
Also includes part of a letter from William Reece's mother, Mrs M Doolan, describing life at home, her wishes for his safety, and the arrival in Sydney of two guns from the "Emden" (page 222). On the back of this letter William Reece wrote a reply from Gallipoli on 9 May 1915, noting "Paper is scarce so I had to write on back of yours as you see".]
From Letter Carrier E M. Doolan
Letters of Wm. Reece
To W H Ifould esq.
Principal Librarian & Secretary