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Letter - Receipt for Commemorative Scroll, AIF, 2 Nov 1921 Document Reg. No: ST 41206 2

Letter sent to Mr A Galbraith, father of Sapper Alfred Galbraith, 5th Division Signal Company, from Base Records Office, Victoria, dated 2 November 1921. The letter accompanied a commemorative scroll that was sent to families of service personnel who died as a result of their combat in World War I.

Born in Maryborough, Sapper Alfred George Finlay Galbraith was the son of Alfred and Amy C. Galbraith, of W.R. Institute, Flinders Street, Station Buildings, Melbourne. He trained as an electrical engineer and enlisted in the Australian Army at the age of 20, in July 1915. His father gave written permission for him to join 'the Military Forces to serve the Empire abroad' (his mother had already died). Galbraith served in the 5th Division Signalling Company, Australian Engineers, AIF, embarking from Melbourne on 23 November 1915 on the 'Ceramic'. He went to Egypt for further training, then was shipped to France, disembarking 27 June 1916 at Marseilles. Less than three weeks later, on 15 July, he received a wound in the thigh and a 'penetrating wound in the neck'. He died the same day at the 8th Australian Field Ambulance.
Single piece of paper, printed and typed.
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 265 mm (Height), 208 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, australian military forces, australian army, military memorabilia, memorial scrolls
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Sapper Alfred Galbraith, AIF (1895-1916)
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Printed at top of page: AUSTRALIAN IMPERIAL FORCE/ BASE RECORDS OFFICE/ VICTORIA BARRACKS.; Dear/ I am directed to transmit per separate packet post, the/ scroll issued by His Majesty's Government as a memorial to those/ who lost their lives through the war of 1914-1918, and I trust/ it reaches you safely. (Further text follows.)

Typed: Melbourne, 2nd Nov., 1921.
Sender: Australian Imperial Force (AIF) Base Records Office, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 02 Nov 1921
Addressed To: Mr Alfred Galbraith, Essendon, Victoria, Australia, 02 Nov 1921
Person Named: Alfred Galbraith, Victoria, Australia, 02 Nov 1921

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