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Henry Wright to Mother, 1915

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Jack to H J Wright Pte 151

Henry Wright to Mother, 1914

 

6 H J Wright to mother 1 Feb 1915

 

 

On Active Service no stamps available

Mrs E Wright 6 Winifred Street Essendon

 

Dear Mother, just a few lines to say I am well and having a good trip, we are not allowed to write any particulars as to our whereabouts. I will write you a letter as soon as we reach our destination wishing to be remembered to all, I remain your loving Son, Harry.

Address letters No 151 Pte H J Wright 14th Batt A Coy A I Force, 4th Australian Infantry Brigade, England.

 

 

10 H J Wright to mother, no date, circa Feb 1915, Ceylon

 

 

 

From Pte H J Wright, A Coy 14th Batt AIForce, 4th Australian Infantry Brigade England. On active service (no stamps available).

 

Dear mother,

Just a line to say I am well and healthy will write you all the news when we reach our destination. I remain your loving son Harry. remember me to all.

 

11 H J Wright to mother, circa Feb 1915 Ceylon

 

 

 

 

 

 

13A H J Wright to Mother, 24 March 1915, Port Said

 

 

 

March 24th 1915

Dear Mother,

 

This is a drinking fountain at Port Said we came through on our trip over. Hoping all are well at home, your loving son, Harry. letter following.

 

 

Essendon Gazette 24 May 1915

 

Under date March 28th, Private H J Wright writes from Star Stefano Hospital, Alexandria, to his mother at Essendon.  he states that he was suffering`from tonsilitis, and there being no room at the Heliopolis Hospital, he and 50 others were sent to Alexandria.  Subsequently, he suffered from rheumatism.  There were about 400 wounded Indians being attended to at the same time, and they were a fine lot 500 wounded French were to arrive the same day.  The nurses were from India, and made the patients very comfortable.  He was anxious to be in the fighting line, and would do his best.

 

Writing again on 4th April, Mr Wright said he had got b ack to Heliopolis and expected soon to go to the front.  While the boys were digging trenches they often came across skeletons spposed to be 1000 years old, the skulls being in perfect condition. Notwithstanding some idle reports, the Australians were a well-behaved lot, and when the time came would make a name for themselves.  (This statement has been since amply verified).

 

On 8th April Mr Wright, in a further letter, stated the doctor said he was too weak to do any marching or hard work, and would have to go into a convalescent hospital for a week or two.  He wanted to go with the others in the firing line, and would not be satisfied till he got there.  It was splendid to see the Australians marching out from the camp with the band and  buglers leading, followed by battalion after battalion.  They had the colours (blue and gold) worn on each arm.  He expected to go to the front shortly.

 

 

13X H J Wright to mother, 1 May 1915 Alexandria

 

 

 

Alexandria May 1st  1915

My Dear Mother,

We are just about to steam away I will write as often as we are allowed I am quite well again. I wish you all Good Bye and will try and do my best for my country. I remain your loving Son, Harry.

 

14 H J Wright to mother 1 May 1915, Alexandria

 

 

Alexandria May 1st 1915

 

Dear Mother,

Just a line to say to day we are leaving Egypt we are now on board the boat we are not allowed to state where we are bound for but you are sure to read in the papers I will write as often as I can. This card is of the Holy Tree where the Virgin Mary rested the other two are the Holy Well and Church, these places are 20 minutes walk from our last camp. I will now close wishing you all the best of health and rest assured I will do my best if I get the chance. I remain with fondest love to all your loving son Harry.

 

15 H J Wright to mother, circa May 1915, Alexandria

 

 

I am sending you a couple of leaves from the Holy Tree that I got myself.

 

17 H J Wright to mother, circa May 1915 Suez

 

 

On Active Service no stamps available

Dear Mother,

 

Just a card to say all is well and having a splendid trip we are just about to go through the Suez Canal. I will write you a few lines as soon as we reach our destination remember me to all. I remain your loving son, Harry.

 

18 H J Wright to Mother, circa May 1915, Cairo

 

 

 

Dear Mother,

This is Cairo I am sending you this just to give you an idea how big the place is, and how different the buildings are to our style. I do not know the population but it must be enormous I think there is people of every nation living here. I will send you more postcards in a week or two. I remain your loving son, Harry.

 

19 H J Wright to Mother, circa May 1915, Cairo

 

 

Dear Mother,

This is the entrance to the Canal from Port Said, we stopped for a day and night, but were not allowed to go ashore. Your loving son Harry.

 

Henry Wright to brother Bert, 1915

 

 

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