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Liscombe, Francis Gerald World War 1, Letters and Correspondence
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Card from Gerald Liscombe to Ella Liscombe

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.

Letter from "Bob" to Olive Liscombe

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.

Letter to Gerald Liscombe

Item is an unsigned letter to Gerald Liscombe. It is potentially from Rebecca Emily Liscombe, as it discusses all other immediate family members.

Letter to Gerald Liscombe from "Bob"

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.

Letter to Susan Liscombe from "B."

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.

Letter to Susan Liscombe from "Bob"

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.

Liscombe Correspondence

File contains a selection of Liscombe family correspondence, mainly that of Olive and Susan to and from Gerald during his time spent overseas in World War 1.