Telegram, to Clara Quilter advising of her husband's death during W.W.II; Britis...
Telegram, to Clara Quilter advising of her husband's death during W.W.IIAbout this object
Telegram; dated 26 February 1943 advising Clara Quilter that husband Thomas had died (on 20 February 1943) while serving in North Africa during World War Two. This is one of two such telegrams Clara received. Movingly the telegraph was folded and kept with the Memorial Cross Clara received from the New Zealand Government after Thomas' death.
Here is a link to Thomas' life story and that of the young family he left behind.
Government OfficialDate Made
processed material, paperMeasurements
h 200mm x w 205mm
Thomas and Clara Quilter collectionCredit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object Type