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Letters from Len Hussey
Title : Letters from Len Hussey Letters from Len Hussey
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Creator : Dodd family
Source : Dodd family, PRG 244/9
Date of creation : 1915
Additional Creator : Hussey, Len,
Format : Letter
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Letters written to Walter Dodd from Len Hussey while on active service in Egypt, France, Belgium and in hospital in England between 1 September 1915 and May 1918. They describe his training at Morphettville Army Camp, his service on the Western Front and his convalescence in England. Included is a poem sent with a letter written by Len Hussey to his friend Wally Dodd from France in October 1917.

4197 Leonard Hussey, a driver, enlisted on 23 August 1915 aged 40. As a member of the 50th Battalion he served in France, suffering considerably from frostbite and scabies. Hussey returned to Australia in 1919.

Read a PDF of Letters from Len Hussey (5.4 MB)
Or read a typescript transcript of Letters from Len Hussey

View Len Hussey's AIF service record [National Archives of Australia]

Related names :

Hussey, Leonard, 1874-1941

Further reading :

Beaumont, Joan. Broken nation : Australians in the Great War, Sydney, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2013

Burness, Peter. Fromelles and The Somme : Australians on the Western Front - 1916, Canberra : A.C.T. : Dept. of Veterans' Affairs, 2006

Carlyon, Les. The great war, Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2006

Cochrane, Peter. Australians at war, Sydney : ABC Books for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2001

Gammage, Bill. The broken years : Australian soldiers in the Great War, Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin Books, 1990

Kent, David. From trench and troopship : the experience of the Australian Imperial Force, 1914-1919, Alexandria, N.S.W. : Hale & Iremonger , 1999

Luckins, Tanja. The gates of memory : Australian people's experiences and memories of loss in the Great War, Fremantle, W.A. : Curtin University Books, 2004

Macdougall, Anthony. Australians at war : a pictorial history, Nobel Park, Vic. : Five Mile Press, 2002

Travers, Richard C. Diggers in France : Australian soldiers on the Western Front, Sydney, N.S.W. : ABC Books, 2008

Internet links :

1918 Australians in France [previous exhibition from Australian War Memorial]

AIF Database: Australian Anzacs in the Great War 1914-1918 [Australian Defence Force Academy]

Anzac Day Commemoration Committee (Queensland) See: History: World War 1

Australians at War [Department of Veterans' Affairs]

Australian War Memorial See: Australians at War: Australian Military History Overview: First World War 1914-1918

Australian Army History Unit [Department of Defence]: See: History in focus [several sections about World War One]

Official history of Australia in the war of 1914-1918 [Australian War Memorial]

Victorians at War - Oral History project [Department of Veterans' Affairs and State Library of Victoria]

World War I and its Aftermath 1914 - 1921 [New South Wales High School Certificate (HSC) online]



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