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Robert Henry Wilson - Letters

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  • Catalogue title
    Robert Henry Wilson - Letters
  • Identifiers
    • MS-99-75  (Reference Number)
    • 99/75  (Registration Number)
  • Creator
  • Period
  • Unit
    Items 1 - 6 -- Letters from Bob Wilson to his parents, dated 22 November 1941, 11 January, 8 February, 26 February, 18 April, and 14 December 1942. (holographs) Items 7 - 9 -- Letters from Les to Bob Wilson, dated 7 June 1942; his mother, dated 5 November and 21 July 1942. (holograph and typescript) Item 10 -- Part of letter from Bob Wilson to unknown recipient. [no date] (holograph; 1 leaf) Item 11 -- Letter from Mary Wilson to her sister Rachel (Ray) Wilson, dated 29 October 1945. (holograph; 2 leaves) Items 12 - 13 -- Letter from Wyn McMillan to Mr and Mrs Wilson and their reply, dated 22 November 1942. (holographs; 1 leaf) Item 14 -- Letter (plus envelope) from Corporal Ian A. St George to Mrs Rachel Wilson, dated 5 January 1945. (holograph; 3 leaves) Item 15 -- Letter to Mrs Rachel Wilson regarding Women's War Service Auxilary. (holograph and typescript; 6 leaves) Item 16 -- Exercise book containing copies of letters from Mrs Rachel Wilson to Bob Wilson, dated 27 June, 15 August and 12 September 1943; Mrs L. Ecclestones, dated 27 June 1943; and Mrs B. Whitefield, dated 3 July 1943. Item 17 -- Letter from Mrs B. Whitefield to Mrs Rachel Wilson, dated 10 July 1943. (holograph; 2 leaves) Items 18 - 19 -- Two British Red Cross parcel labels. One addressed 'Pte Wilson, R.H.', the other 'Return to New Zealand'. Item 20 -- Troopship magazine entitled 'Aquitatler', dated October, 1941. Inside cover has autographs of Bob Wilson's fellow servicemen and their service numbers. Items 21 - 22 -- Two envelopes. One addressed to 'Mrs T. Wilson', the other unlabelled but stamped.
  • Physical description
    1 folder (22 items)
  • Production
  • Medium
    • Holographs
    • Typescript
    • Periodical
  • Subject
    Wilson, Robert Henry, D. 1942 (General Subject)
  • Associated material
    Cenotaph database record.
  • Citation
    Wilson, Robert Henry. Letters, 1941 - 1945. Auckland War Memorial Museum Library. MS-99-75.
  • Notes
    67144 Private Robert Henry Wilson served with 24 Battalion, 2NZEF, during World War II. He was reported as being held prisoner in Italy (Campo 82) and later in Germany. He was drowned when his POW ship was mistakenly hit by the Allies on 17 August 1942.

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