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Leave Pass - Sapper Alfred Galbraith, Tel-el-Kibir, Egypt, 1916 Document Reg. No: ST 041209

Temporary leave granting Sapper Alfred Galbraith permission to leave camp to visit Cairo. The pass is written in pencil on graph paper, and is dated 1916.

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.
Small piece of graph paper with rounded corners on right hand side, handwritten in pencil.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Mrs M. Jamieson, 1985
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 121 mm (Height), 166 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: army camps, australian army, australian military forces, military memorabilia, training, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918, military forces
Themes this item is part of: Sapper Alfred Galbraith, AIF (1895-1916), Public Life & Institutions Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: official records
Inscriptions: 5/ Leave Pass/ Tel-el-Kibir/ 1916/ No 3648 Spr A.G Galbraith has permission/ to leave camp for the purpose/ of visiting Cairo from 0600 to 2400/ on this date/ (?) Capt./ O.C. 5th Aus Div Sig Coy (?)
Issued To: Alfred Galbraith, Cairo, Egypt, 1916
Issued To: 2nd Division, Australian Army, 1916
Organisation Named: 5th Division, Australian Army, 1916

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