Written by Private William 'Eric' Murphy while at sea during World War II. Although the letter is not dated, his service record indiates that he sailed in January 1942. He details the contents of his Comforts Fund issue. William died as a prisoner-of-war on the Thai-Burma Railway in August 1943.
Part of a collection of material donated to Museum Victoria in 1988 by Miss Ida Murphy in memory of her brother William Murphy and her uncle Edward Pummeroy, who was killed during World War I.
Description of Content
A LETTER WRITTEN BY PRIVATE W. MURPHY WHILE AT SEA. DETAILS WHAT HE RECEIVED IN HIS COMFORTS FUND ISSUE. World War II.
Two pages of handwritten text
Donation from Miss Ida Murphy, 06/10/1988
Private William F. Murphy - Australian Imperial Force (AIF), Jan 1942
Died on service.
MURPHY, W.F. (PRIVATE)
Type of item
18.8 cm (Length), 13.2 cm (Width)