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Poem from letter written by Len Hussey
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Creator : Hussey, Leonard
Source : Dodd family, PRG 244/9
Date of creation : 1915
Format : Letter
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Poem from a letter written by Len Hussey to his friend Wally Dodd from France in October 1917.

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

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

Related names :

Dodd, Walter J.

Hussey, Leonard, 1874-1941

Period : 1914-1918
Further reading :

Seal, Graham (ed.). Echoes of Anzac : the voice of Australians at war, South Melbourne : Lothian Books, 2005

Seal, Graham. Digger folksong and verse of World War One : an annotated anthology, Mt Hawthorn, W.A. : Published for the Centre for Australian Studies, Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia, by The Antipodes Press, 1991

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]

RSL Virtual War Memorial



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