Topic: AIF - 4B - 12 LHR
12th LHR, AIF
12th Australian Light Horse Regiment
Beveridge Letter, 21 October 1915
Beveridge Post Card from Gallipoli, 21 October 1915
Here are the contents from the Post Card.
Gallipoli 21st Oct 1915
Your last letter dated May 29th 1915
Many thanks for your two letters yesterday. I also received one from you about ten days before that have received about a sozen letters during the last ten days all from you, Blairgowrie & K. Consider I'm doing well, hope it continues, I am keeping well + getting along nicely. Hope the two children are well. Give them both a kiss for me. Suppose the boy can nearly crawl now. Owen is still in Egypt I think. When he comes over he will very likely be pretty near me. Saw him in Egypt several times. I think I told you or perhaps it was mother. Love from your loving brother,
This post card was discovered as presented below without any furhter detail.
Tracking down the author required a bit of detective work as is required on all disparate pieces of evidence. The only identifying information on the post card was that on the post card - Alwynne, the brother of Mrs Hogg of Epping. He was at Gallipoli and a person Owen is also mentioned.
Through research, it is now possible to put a name to the author of the post card letter. The man has been identified as 842 Private Alwynne Steel BEVERIDGE, a 25 year old Grazier from Epping, New South Wales. He enlisted on 13 April 1915 and was allotted to the 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, AIF, 2nd Reinforcements, embarked from Sydney, New South Wales on board HMAT A51 Chilka 7 June 1915; and at the conclusion of the war Returned to Australia, 20 July 1919.
The Postcard was sent on the day he arrived at Gallipoli. Lois is Mrs Lois Hogg whose husband Herbert had a brother Owen Stanley Byames Hogg who was a Captain and a dentist and remained in Cairo with that unit.
Citation: 12th LHR, AIF, 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment, Beveridge Letter, 21 October 1915