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M.W.D. White Collection
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Correspondence, outgoing

Letters written by James Macdonald to his parents Alexander Rose Macdonald and Nancy Macdonald between 3 January 1915 and 29 May 1917 while on active duty as a member of the Australian Imperial Force during World War I.

Macdonald, James S.R.

Military career

Correspondence, medal two maps of France and a newspaper cutting relating to presentation to Jim Macdonald prior to leaving for the front.

Memorialisation

Materials relating to the continued memorialisation of James Macdonald after his death including correspondence; 2 copies of a stab-sewn booklet entitled In Memoriam: Captain James Shaw Rose Macdonald; Thanksgiving Sunday 1919 order of service; Brisbane Grammar School booklet Memorial in honour of the Volunteers in the Great War; newspaper cutting; guide to Dickiebusch New Military Cemetary issued by the Imperial War Graves Commission; photographs and negatives. The latter part of the file relates to Michael White's enquiries as to the location of James Macdonald's grave and images of poppies placed on the grave each ANZAC Day.

White, M. W. D.

Scrapbook

Large diary labelled on cover 'Collins Scribbling Diary No. 42a 1917' used as scrapbook compiled by Nancy Armitage and Alexander Macdonald to memorialise James Macdonald. Contains pasted in correspondence, newspaper cuttings, photographs, bag tags, luggage stamps, handwritten copies of poetry and maps of Ypres. The back pages contain newspaper cuttings of obituaries of relatives of Nancy Armitage.

Armitage, Nancy

1914-1915 Star

1914-1915 Star with ribbon inscribed to '2/LIEUT J.S.R. Macdonald. 1/Div ARTY. A.I.F.' contained in a small white cardboard box.

Australia. Department of Defence

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