File File 1 - Correspondence, outgoing

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UQFL418-Series B-Subseries 7-File 1


Correspondence, outgoing


  • 1915-1917 (Creation)

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91 handwritten letters.

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Name of creator


Biographical history

James Macdonald was born in Herberton, North Queensland on 8 November 1894. He was educated at Brisbane Grammar School and became a bank clerk for the Commonwealth Banking Company of Sydney prior to the First World War. He enlisted in the Royal Australian Artillery on 1 May 1915 and rose to the rank of Captain. He was killed in action on 31 July 1917 at the Third Battle of Ypres. He is buried at Dickiebusch New Military Cemetery in Belgium.

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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.

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Letters are arranged chronologically.
Folder 1
Letters dated 3 January 1915 to 27 December 1915

Folder 2
Letters dated 16 February 1916 to 29 May 1917

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Unrestricted access.

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Copyright expired.

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  • English

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Created, FF, 04-Mar-2020. Revised, FF, 19-Nov-2020




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  • Box: UQFL418 Box 3