Title: Somewhere in France – Letters to Home: The War Years of Sergeant Roy Whitelaw 1st A.I.F.

Author: Nixon, Allan M

Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

Publication Date: 1989

ISBN: 0867881674

Cover: Hard Cover with Dust Jacket – 170 pages

Comments: The letters home of an “ordinary, decent bloke” dated from 1915 to 1918. Whitelaw was an ambulance driver at Egypt and drove ammunition-laden motor lorries in France. Includes details of his training in Egypt, his day-to-day life in the mud and blood of France and his experiences on leave in London and Paris. Now a scarce and desirable World War I title.

Regimental number 8341
Other Names Roy Melcyd
Religion Church of England
Occupation Motor mechanic
Address Hawthorn, Victoria
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 24
Next of kin Father, H Whitelaw, 41 Hawthorn Grove, Hawthorn, Victoria
Enlistment date 11 August 1915
Rank on enlistment Corporal
Unit name AMC Motor Drivers
AWM Embarkation Roll number 26/106/1
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll Sergeant
Unit from Nominal Roll 2nd Australian Motor Transport Company
Fate Returned to Australia 7 July 1919
Other details 

Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal