Item F612 - Letters, 1932 Jul 14 & 1935 Dec 29 : Brisbane, to W. J. Gall.

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Letters, 1932 Jul 14 & 1935 Dec 29 : Brisbane, to W. J. Gall.


  • 1932-1935. (Creation)

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Sir Leslie Orme Wilson, soldier, politician and governor, was born in London in 1876. He became a soldier in the Royal Marine Light Infantry, and progressed to Captain in 1901. He was awarded the Queen's Medal with 5 clasps and the Distinguished Service Order after being wounded in the South African war. In 1913 he won the seat of Reading and joined the House of Commons in 1914. Following service in Gallipoli and being wounded in France during World War I, he was appointed GCIE and became governor of Bombay in 1923. He made contributions to education and voluntary institutions, and was appointed GCSI in 1929. In 1932 he became governor of Queensland. He was awarded an honorary LL.D. from the University of Queensland in 1935, and in 1937 was appointed G.C.M.G. In 1946 he left office He died in England in 1955.

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William Gall was born in Ipswich in 1867. He joined the public service in 1885, beginning in the Colonial Secretary's Department. He transferred to the Audit Office in 1894, and then to the Home Secretary's Department in 1903 In 1913, he was appointed Under-Secretary for Home Affairs and Protector of Aborigines. Gall was Acting Comptroller-General of Prisons from 1926. He retired in 1934. He was a speculative investor and was interested in Queensland history.

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Letter 1935, Dec 29 to W.J. Gall enclosing photographs, thanking him for a gift, together with a Christmas card, with photograph. Also letter, 1932 July 14 to W.J. Gall thanking him for reports sent (typescript, signed by L. Worthington-Wilmer, Private Secretary)

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Holograph and typescript.

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Migrated from LMS: April 2019, P.A.




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