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Reference to index of letters and maps of James Bayley Watchorn (1921-1943) R.A.A.F.

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Watchorn, James Bayley (2010) Reference to index of letters and maps of James Bayley Watchorn (1921-1943) R.A.A.F. University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection, Australia. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Copies of letters of James Bayley Watchorn (1921-1943) written to his parents in Hobart while he was on active service with the R.A.A.F. The letters are exceptionally well written and reflect his feelings about his life as a fighter pilot and the people he met and include descriptions of the countries where he was stationed - Rhodesia where he trained, U.K. and West Africa - although he discreetly avoided reference to the war or his flying duties. He had been educated at Hutchins School and did the first year of his law course at Tasmania University before enlisting. War souveniers, Somme 'message maps' 1918 Small sections of maps of the Somme district, France, showing trenches, etc, with message forms on the back and a note (ms.) on one: 'the sector attacked by 27th U.S.A Division and 3rd Australian Divisionn on 29 Sept. 18', and photographic copy of the Accroche Wood sector.

Item Type: Other
Keywords: Tasmania, van diemens land, social history, history, colony, colonial, Australia, indexes, University of Tasmania, Library, private deposits, archives, Collections, catalogue, Special, index,
Publisher: University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Materials Collection
Additional Information: University of Tasmania Library, Special and Rare Materials Collection - Private Deposit L.11
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2011 02:09
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2011 23:55
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/10954
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