Records with keyword 'soldier'
Former serviceman's death – letter from widow to Repatriation Department
Widows like Barbara Leane were not automatically entitled to a pension when a veteran died after the war. Any such death had to be assessed by medical professionals and – based on this assessment – a decision had to be made by the Repatriation Department as to whether or not the death was due to war service.
Missing soldier — letter from mother to The Argus newspaper
This letter to the editor of The Argus newspaper in August 1915 was written by Isabella Fothergill, mother of World War I serviceman Jack Fothergill. Two months earlier, Isabella had been informed by the Department of Defence that her son was missing.