Letter to Women's War Workers Association, Beaconsfield from Lance Corporal Cyri...
Letter to Women's War Workers Association, Beaconsfield from Lance Corporal Cyril DanielsAbout this object
An aerogramme, folded to make four panels. The letter, dated 27th November 1941, is addressed to The Secretary of The Women's War Workers Association in Beaconsfield, Tasmania, from Lance Corporal Cyril Daniels whilst on service. The letter acknowledges receipt of and gratitude for a canteen order from the community in his home town.Maker
20th CenturyMedium and Materials
On the front printed in blue ink is: 'BY AIR MAIL / J. B. Lynch [handwritten] / AIR MAIL / LETTER CARD / Affix 3d /stamp / IF ANYTHING IS ENCLOSED THIS CARD / WILL BE SENT BY ORDINARY MAIL.../ To Secretary of Women's War / Workers Ass. / Beaconsfield /Tasmania / Australia / WHEN FOLDED THE LETTER CARD MUST CONFORM IN SIZE AND SHAPE WITH / THE BLUE BORDER WITHIN WHICH THE ADDRESS ONLY MAY BE WRITTEN.' On the right is a purple triangular stamp with: 'PASSED BY / CENSOR / NO. 1738'.
On the reverse hand written in black ink is: '27th.11.1941 / TX1303 Lcpl. Daniels C / 2/33. Btn / B.H.O. / abroad........'
202mm (h) x 241mm (w)Subject and Association Keywords
Cyril John Daniels was born at Beaconsfield, Tasmania. He was working as a wharf labourer when he enlisted in the 2nd AIF in April, 1940, leaving his children and wife, Thurza, living in Launceston.
Cyril served in the Middle East and was mentioned in dispatches in 1941 while serving with the 2/33rd Battalion, likely for an incident reported in the press when he rescued seven wounded comrades. He was redeployed with his unit to New Guinea in 1942 and was killed in action on the Kokoda Track on 10 November 1942.
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