Item is a card with lace detail from Gerald Liscombe to his sister, Ella Liscombe. It was written "somewhere in France". In the card, Gerald writes that he was visited by John McIntyre of Sydney (36th Battery) who used to work at Hall's Bookstore.
Item is Gerald Liscombe's diary, detailing his daily life in Sydney from December 2, 1914 to April 17, 1915. The first several entries center around his preparation to serve overseas during World War 1, and were crossed out by Gerald after he found out that he would not be drafted as soon as he expected.
Item is a letter written from "Bob" to Olive Liscombe on December 14, 1916, from France. In the letter, Bob thanks Olive for her recent gift of a box of candy, and describes life in the trenches and a recent letter from Gerald.
Item is a letter to Gerald Liscombe from Bob, which was written in France. In the letter, the author notes that he was wounded, describes the capture of German trenches, and communicates the fear and uncertainty that comes from life in the trenches.
Item is a letter to Susan Liscombe signed "B," which was written in France. In the letter, the author describes a three-hour artillery attack on December 20, mail delays on the front, and Gerald's first aid skills and current situation in England.
Item is a letter to Susan Liscombe signed "Bob," which was written in France. In the letter, the author thanks Mrs. Liscombe for mailing him some newspapers, talks about injuries and deaths among members of the 40th that he met in England, relates his experience in the trenches, and notes a letter that he received from Gerald Liscombe regarding the disbandment of the 185th Band.
File contains a sympathy card on behalf of the Prime Minister and members of the Government of Canada for the loss of Gerald Liscombe, and a Christmas card, dated 1901, that was given to Gerald Liscombe from his teacher J.E. Campbell.
File contains the following documents: a poem titled "Who Killed cock Robin" from the Westminister Gazette; "The War Graves of the British Empire: "The War Graves of the British Empire: The South-East Belgium Group of Cemeteries" with an attached note expressing sympathies to the Liscombe family over the loss of Gerald Liscombe; a photocopy of a chart explaining the relationships between members of the Liscombe family; a pedigree chart; a family tree; three photos of a family record; a letter to Susan Liscombe from H. Gornall, Captain of the 85th Battalion, dated April 22, 1919, expressing sympathies over the loss of Mrs. Liscombe's son, Gerald; and two copies of the family record.
Fonds consists of four series: Ella Muriel Liscombe (1913-1938), Olive Margaret Liscombe (1910-1956), Francis Gerald Liscombe (1914-1916) and Susan Kate (Howie) Liscombe (1916-1944). It includes the diaries and records of Ella Muriel Liscombe, the diary and correspondence of Olive Margaret Liscombe, the diaries and correspondence of Gerald Liscombe, and Susan (Howie) Liscombe's correspondence.