Telegram, Clara to Thomas Quilter; Clara Catherine Quilter (nee McConnell); 1942...
Telegram, Clara to Thomas QuilterAbout 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.
1942 DecemberPlace Made
processed material, paperMeasurements
telegram: h 150mm x w 130mm
envelope: h 80mm x w 135mm
Thomas and Clara Quilter collectionCredit Line
From the collection of the Mataura and Districts Historical Society Incorporated.Object Type