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Telegram, Clara to Thomas Quilter; Clara Catherine Quilter (nee McConnell); 1942 D...

Telegram, Clara to Thomas Quilter; Clara Catherine Quilter (nee McConnell); 1942 December; MT2015.20.63
Name/Title
Telegram, Clara to Thomas Quilter
About this object
Telegram; dated December 1942 from Clara Quilter to her husband Thomas wishing him a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Clara has signed off the telegram using a pet name 'Little Southern'. This was the third Christmas that they had spent apart during World War Two. In November 1942 Thomas was deployed to bomb disposal duties in Algeria as part of Operation Torch with the Royal Engineers. Thomas died on 20 February 1943.

Here is a link to Thomas' life story and that of the wife and child he left behind.

Date Made
1942 December
Medium and Materials
processed material, paper
Measurements
telegram: h 150mm x w 130mm
small
envelope: h 80mm x w 135mm
small

Subject and Association Keywords
military
military/world war two
people
Collection
Thomas and Clara Quilter collection
Credit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.
Object Type
document
Object number
MT2015.20.63
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