Volume 1: Letters written on active service, A-L, 1914-1919 - Page 10
[Letters donated by Charles Soloman of Rozelle, NSW, from Walter Charles Harcourt Anderson and Private A W Hillier, No 6/1872, 18th Canterbury Infantry, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Walter Anderson's letter follows. A W Hillier's letter is on page 470.
Gunner Walter Charles Harcourt Anderson, No 4378, a salesman, enlisted on 14 March 1915 at age 20, and embarked on HMAT A35 Berrima from Sydney on 26 June 1915 with the 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 6th Reinforcements. He served in at Gallipoli (from where this letter is written) and later in France. He was awarded the Military Medal in September 1917 for bravery in the field. He returned to Australia on 22 February 1919.]
27 Smith St
Dec 30th '15.
Seeing an article from you in the "Herald" dated 8.12.15 concerning letters received from soldiers [at] the front, I have very much pleasure in sending you these two along, hoping that they will be of benefit to any of your readers [at] The Library.
I take it that they will be kept in good order, & that, when the writers come home from the war they could read them by attending [at] The Library – that is, if they so wished.
Walter Anderson is late of Eastwood; & Walter Hillier late of Mortlake.
I am Yrs resp