Letter written by Private William 'Eric' Murphy, VX 60821, explaining he will be leaving for overseas. It was written in January 1942, although is undated. William died as a prisoner-of-war on the Thai-Burma Railway in August 1943.
Part of a collection of material donated to Museum Victoria in 1988 by Miss Ida Murphy in memory of her brother William Murphy and her uncle Edward Pummeroy, who was killed during World War I.
Description of Content
A LETTER WRITTEN BY PRIVATE W. MURPHY EXPLAINING HE WILL BE LEAVING FOR OVERSEAS. World War II.
Two hand-written letter pages with envelope.
Donation from Miss Ida Murphy, 06/10/1988
Private William F. Murphy - Australian Imperial Force (AIF), Jan 1942
Died on service.
MURPHY, W.F. (PRIVATE)
Handwritten in black ink: '43 Henry St/ Kensignton/ Dear Lucy;/ Well. its come at last/ I leave in a day or two,/ so far as we know Saturday/ or Sunday - for parts unknown/ We were dragged out of/ school to be greeted with/ this news./ No final leave, we were/ to be given 48 hours but/ on thelast report that is cut/ out./ have been to see Uncle Bob/ Mrs Hellyear tonight, went/ AWL today to come home to/ say goodbye to dad. may/ get night leave for thursday/ and friday. we may even/ get more leave yet but that/ depends on Southern Command/ Well dear I would have/ liked to come up to say/ goodbye to You Rod Ida Gerald/ but afraid I won't be able to/ So my best love and/ regards to you all-/ Till I see you/ again Cheerio/ and love/ Your Brother/ Eric.'
Type of item
23.2 cm (Length), 16.5 cm (Width)