Robert Douglas Caldwell

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First name: Robert

Middle name: Douglas

Last name: Caldwell

Personal information:

Robert Douglas Caldwell , a jackeroo of Burwood, Sydney enlisted 19 Feb. 1917 aged 19 and served with the 2nd Battalion, 25th Reinforcement. He embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board H.M.A.T. A20 Hororata, 14 June 1917 and returned to Australia Jan. 1919. Collection includes a few letters from Frank Grange and Frank Bailey: Frank Gordon Grange, a clerk of Newtown, Sydney embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A32 Themistocles, 12 May 1915 and served with the 17th Battalion, C Company. He was killed in action, 9 Oct. 1917 and awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal, altered to Military Medal. Frank Bailey, a law clerk of Armidale, New South Wales embarked from Sydney on board H.M.A.T. A20 Hororata, 14 June 1917 and served with the 2nd Battalion, 25th Reinforcement. He returned to Australia 27 Sept. 1918

Featured
Ward diary, 6 October 1914 - 28 July 1915
Diary of Eric Harford Ward

More than just this dairy (which is incredibly moving), it's the stories you piece together by reading other material in our collection. While on duty, Eric Ward wrote several letters to his home town paper The Bathurst TimesYou can even get a small glimpse of his life after the war with mention of a wedding. These documents are like pieces of a puzzle that together show a picture of a man who went to war and, thankfully, returned home.

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