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Papers of William Towers, 1941-1994 [manuscript]
Bib ID 45547
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Towers, William Arthur, 1918-1997
 
Access Conditions Available for research. Not for loan. 
Description [1941-1994] 
0.45 m. (3 boxes) 
Summary

Papers relate largely to Tower's war service in Japan and include letters, diaries, newsletters of the Fourth Field AIF Association, photographs and postcards of Japan, press cuttings and other memorabilia. 1. Letters to his mother describing war service in Victoria, Queensland, New Guinea, New Britain with the 4th Field Ambulance. Also letters from Japan while serving with the British Commonwealth Occupation Forces, 1941-1947. 2. Diaries recording service in Japan with the BCOF, Feb. 1946-Jan. 1947 (3 vols.) 3. Photographs recording the Hiroshima bombing aftermath, and visits to Tokyo, Kaitaichi, Kure, Fukuyama, Hiro, Niagata and Maiko, 1946-1947.

Biography/History

Soldier. Private with the 4th Field Ambulance in 1941. After serving in New Guinea and New Britain, he joined the British Commonwealth Occupation Forces in Japan, 1945-1947.

Notes

Manuscript reference no.: MS 9112.

Source of Acquisition Before their transfer to the National Library's custody, the papers were in private ownership and they were described in the Australian Historic Records Register. 
Subjects Towers, William Arthur, 1918-1997 -- Archives.  |  Soldiers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  British Commonwealth Occupation Forces -- Medical care.  |  Australia. Army. Medical Corps.  |  Australia. Army. Field Ambulance, 4th.  |  World War, 1939-1945.
Time Coverage 1941-1994 
Occupation Soldiers.

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