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Letter - Dudley Townley to Freda Gwyn, En Route to Australia, 22 May 1919 Document Reg. No: ST 041186

Summary:
A diary - type letter written on Y.M.C.A paper to Freda Gwyn, from Dudley Townley enroute to Australia between Las Palmas and Capetown. Townley recalls when he received his Commission as Lieutenant. Townley spends his days on board playing Bridge (cards), quoits, attending concert nights and church. He was given some fresh oranges and writes that he doesn't want to know how he got them. Townley married Freda Gwyn after the First World War.

The letter is 34 pages long. According to Townley's Daughter, Mrs Patricia Fowles, Dudley married Freda Gwyn after World War I in England where they raised a family. Dudley met Freda while on leave in England through mutual friends.
Description:
34 page handwritten letter.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mrs Patricia Fowles
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: wars conflicts, ships, world war i 1914-1918, australian military forces, australian army, letters, military memorabilia, diaries
Themes this item is part of: Lieutenant Dudley Arnold Langford Townley, AIF (1895-?), Transcription of Letter - Dudley Townley, to Freda Gwyn, Enroute to Australia, 22 May 1919, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: correspondence
Inscriptions: Y.M.C.A. with the A.I.F. / S.S. Ypiranga, 22nd May 1919. / My dearest Freda
Place & Date Written: White Star Line, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, 22 May 1919

Letter written on board SS Ypiranga.
Sender: Lieutenant Dudley Townley - Australian Imperial Force (AIF), Las Palmas, Canary Islands, 22 May 1919
Place & Date Depicted: 5th Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), Las Palmas, Canary Islands, 22 May 1919
Organisation Named: 6th Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), 22 May 1919
Organisation Named: 7th Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), 22 May 1919
Organisation Named: 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), 22 May 1919
Organisation Named: 13th Light Horse Regiment, Australian Imperial Force (AIF), 22 May 1919
Organisation Named: YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association), 1919

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