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Letters written by Victor Voules Brown
Title : Letters written by Victor Voules Brown Letters written by Victor Voules Brown
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Creator : Brown, Victor Voules
Source : Brown family, PRG 373/13E/2
Date of creation : 1916
Format : Letter
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Letters written by Victor Voules Brown to members of his family between 4 October 1916 and 22 May 1918. The letters describe Brown's sea voyage to England via South Africa, his arrival in England, and his experiences fighting in France.

Victor Voules Brown was born at Palmerston in the Northern Territory in 1885. He enlisted in South Australia on 27 June 1916 and joined the 48th Battalion. On 11 April 1917 Brown was wounded in action; he received a gunshot wound to his right leg. He returned to Australia in 1919.

Read a PDF of these letters:
Part 1: 30 September 1916 - 5 April 1917 (5.2 MB)
Part 2: April 1917 - 23 October 1917 (5.2 MB)
Part 3: 9 November 1917 - 22 May 1918 (4.2 MB)
Or view a transcript of the letters

View Victor Voules Brown's AIF service record [National Archives of Australia]

Related names :

Brown, Victor Voules, 1885-1963

Period : 1914-1918
Further reading :

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

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

Internet links :

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]

RSL Virtual 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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